Commissioner Adam Putnam on EPA Water Quality Agreement

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Statement by FL Commissioner Putnam on EPA Water Quality Agreement

FL Ag Commissioner Adam PutnamCommissioner of Agriculture Adam H. Putnam released the following statement today, after the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency agreed to allow Florida to set standards to ensure the state’s waterways are clean and safe.

“The agreement by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to defer to the State of Florida to implement its own water quality standards is a compliment to the unparalleled expertise of Florida’s water quality scientists and confirmation that Florida knows best how to protect its own waterways. “We look forward to continuing our collaboration with the Florida Department of Environmental Protection to develop and implement comprehensive programs to manage and protect our vital water resources for generations to come.”

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