05 Aug '11, 5pm

News: U.S. Rep. Cliff Stearns Shuts Public Out of Florida Water Pollution Hearing

U.S. Rep. Cliff Stearns (R-Ocala) has sided with polluters and is refusing to invite any clean-water advocates or members of the public to testify at an Orlando Congressional hearing he is holding next week to discuss EPA’s proposed limits for sewage, fertilizer and manure in Florida waters. “We are not sure why Rep. Stearns is stacking this hearing with representatives from polluting industries and shutting out clean-water advocates, but it doesn’t bode well for the public,” said Florida Wildlife Federation President Manley Fuller. “Stearns isn’t allowing any public testimony at the hearing, and instead has assembled a panel of people from the sewage, agricultural and fertilizer industries—the very parties who are polluting the public’s waters and causing nauseating toxic algae outbreaks.” “If Stearns wants to hear from his constituents, he should make room to hear from b...

Full article: http://earthjustice.org/news/press/2011/u-s-rep-cliff-ste...

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