Cliff Stearns Complains That EPA Protects Florida’s Beaches

Rep. Cliff Stearns (R-FL), House Energy and Commerce subcommittee on oversight chairman, held a hearing today at the University of Central Florida to fight the Environmental Protection Agency’s ability to protect Florida’s water from contamination. At the “EPA’s Takeover of Florida’s Nutrient Water Quality Standard Setting: Impact on Communities and Job Creation,” members of Gov. Rick Scott’s (R-FL) administration and representatives of corporate polluters claimed “the EPA program would cripple the state with excessive costs and kill jobs.” Stearns did not invite any environmental groups or businesses who support the rules to testify.