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By | 02.08.12 | 11:53 am

A national environmental group has sent state Reps. Seth McKeel, R-Lakeland, and Debbie Mayfield, R-Vero Beach, a letter urging them to put a stop to a controversial Florida fertilizer bill.

A pollution warning sign along the Caloosahatchee River (Pic by Florida Water Coalition)

Though the Senate version of the bill died in committee this week, the House version is still alive, but faces tough odds. It was TPed this morning during a meeting of the State Affairs Committee (for which McKeel acts as chair, and Mayfield acts as vice chair).

According to a letter sent by Ocean River Institute President Rob Moir, the bill would “strip counties of their rights to responsible environmental stewardship” and would prove “a major setback for county governments that have enacted ordinances to reduce summer stormwater runoff of nitrogen and phosphorus into waterways.” Read the full story at

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