GRASS ROOTS VICTORY!!! Key Largo AWT vote passed.
reef at bellsouth.net
Sat Jul 8 19:50:36 EDT 2000
This milestone vote for Advanced Wastewater Treatment (AWT)
in Key Largo was passed by the Monroe County Commission on
June 28, 2000.
Thank you all so much for your letter writing and emails.
We could not have done this without you, our grassroots
Now, we need to get this funded. So, if you havent already,
Voice your Support NOW for Clean Water for Florida Keys
Coral Reefs! Help us push this bill through U.S. Senate:
Florida Keys Water Quality Improvement Act of 2000.
Nearly two years ago U.S. Representative Peter Deutsch
introduced the Florida Keys Water Quality Improvement Act,
as the 106th Congress began. This $213 million Keys' water
quality bill was recently approved in the House of
Representatives by an overwhelming 411-to-7 vote!
However, before this funding of Keys-wide waste water and
stormwater collection and treatment becomes reality, the
bill must pass the Senate. In November, voters will elect
the 107th Congress. The new congress will not be obligated
to act on this and the entire funding-approval process would
have to begin again.
It is with the intention of protecting the biologically
diverse marine ecosystem of the Florida Keys that we once
again urge Senators Connie Mack and Bob Graham to take all
steps necessary to seek funding for wastewater improvements
throughout the Florida Keys.
Let's get this funded before the end of the 106th Congress.
ACTION NEEDED NOW!
1. Write a letter of support to the Florida Senators. Tell
them you support their efforts to improve water quality and
urge them to take all steps necessary to seek funding for
wastewater improvements throughout the Florida Keys. Ask them
to vote to pass the Florida Keys Water Quality Improvement
Act of 2000. Please Contact:
* Senator Bob Graham, 524 Hart Senate Office Building,
Washington, D.C., 20510 phone:(202) 224-3041
email: bob_graham at graham.senate.gov
* Senator Connie Mack, 517 Hart Senate Office Building,
Washington, D.C., 20510 phone:(202) 224-5274
email: connie at mack.senate.gov
2. Please help build support for the Senate passage of the
Florida Keys Water Quality Improvement Act of 2000 by
writing a letter to the editor of these local newspapers:
* Florida Keys Keynoter, PO Box 500158,
Marathon, Fl. 33050-0158 fax: (305) 743-6397
email: keynoter at keynoter.com
* Free Press, P.O. Box 469,
Islamorada, Fl. 33036 fax: (305) 664-8411
email: freepress at floridakeys.com
* The Independent, PO Box 1080,
Key Largo, Fl. 33037 fax: (305) 451-2180
email: keysindependent at aol.com
* The Reporter, PO Box 1197,
Tavernier. Fl. 33070 fax: (305) 852-8249
email: jharder at keysreporter.com
Thanks for all you do to help us improve our water quality,
and keep our coral reefs healthy!
WebMaster - Reef Relief
reef at bellsouth.net
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