Today, Senate Bill 2508 was transmitted to Gov. DeSantis’ desk.
He now has 15 days to do one of three things: sign this anti-water bill into law, veto it, or do nothing — allowing it to pass into law July 1 without his signature. The only environmentally defensible move is a VETO.
“SB 2508 is a grab bag of terrible ideas, destined to result in more toxic discharges to Florida’s coast and fast-tracking the destruction of crucial wetlands,” Friends of the Everglades policy director Gil Smart said.
If passed, SB 2508 will have widespread negative impacts on Floridians and the state’s tourism-based economy by letting utility companies pay to expedite review permits that would destroy wetlands; and preserving status quo water policy that has deprived the southern Everglades of clean freshwater and resulted in devastating toxic algae blooms in the past.
DeSantis may not wait the full 15 days to act. Now is your last chance to ask him to stand with Floridians by killing this bill once and for all.
It only takes a minute of your time. Will you please take action?