Scott’s environment team says goal is to ‘help make … development happen’ – St. Petersburg Times
Posted by Enkill_Eridos on December 25, 2010
Let everything you have read sink in. There’s seriously something wrong with the Florida government right now. This action is NOT in the best interest of the citizens of Florida. This could potentially destroy the States Wetlands, Endangered Species Reserves, the list goes on. Do Floridians really want this kind of growth? I mean I hate to do what the tea-party does and cry wolf, but this to me seems very Communist. This country gives us the right to speak out, and actually override our elected officials. The correct way is to gather a petition, get a good number of signatures. Then send it to every state elected official, including Senators and Congressmen. Since it is the job of Congress to regulate this kind of thing. To ensure that things are done right, and the action is constitutional. We don’t just have the power of decision on election days. There is a process to bringing something like this to public vote. Those who voted No on 4? Well this is your fault. We have to try, every fiber of my being says this is horribly wrong. I want to start a petition. I want one that is official. I want to make one opposing this:
The committee offered other proposals:
• Abolish some long-standing rules regulating large projects known as Developments of Regional Impact.
• Prohibit public entities from suing each other, which would end counties battling over access to water supplies or trying to block phosphate mining upstream.
• Streamline even more the state wetland permitting process — which now, by law, must produce a decision in just 45 days.
• Stop local governments like Hillsborough County from enforcing their own, more restrictive regulations protecting wetlands, something developers have been pushing the Legislature to do for years.
“We knew that would be controversial,” Manson said.
• Open up the state’s award-winning public lands to moneymaking uses — for instance, putting solar panels, windmills or a wood-burning biomass electrical plant in state parks.
It is unconstitutional to Stop local governments like Hillsborough County from enforcing their own, more restrictive regulations protecting wetlands. That is a step towards everything being owned by the state. I need some help, if you are not a voting citizen of florida, copy and paste this entire post. Then e-mail but provide the original links, that way everyone can chime in. Worst comes to worst we may all need to write letters to the Governor and Representatives in Congress and the Senate. Our State Legislation too. So if anyone has any ideas on how we can try to slow this train down as much as possible. Please feel free to post a comment. I actually have an idea, since I believe the internet is the key for the United States to become a fully constitutional government. While this way is unofficial, I want comments on this. Let’s write a petition draft, or if you know another legal way to get the citizens opposed voices out there by all means. There has to be something we can do, if petitions can get actions in congress repealed. Then petitions should be able to prevent a really horrible idea.