Marco Rubio Cheers Rick Scott's Fight with the EPA Over Water Standards
U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio said on Monday that he had fellow Florida Republican Gov. Rick Scott’s back in the state’s dispute with the federal EPA on water standards.
“The EPA’s numeric nutrient regulations for Florida unjustifiably single out our state, place costly regulations on job creators, and put us at a competitive disadvantage with other states,” said Rubio. “In sum, the EPA’s numeric nutrient regulations destroy Florida jobs by raising the costs of doing business without so much as considering the regulatory efforts already in place and currently being pursued by the state.
“I applaud Governor Scott’s efforts on this issue and those undertaken by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection to strike the appropriate balance to ensure that Florida's water is as clean as possible without unnecessarily hurting families, businesses and farmers,” added Rubio. “While I will continue working with my colleagues in Washington to prevent this EPA power grab from ruining Florida’s economy and preventing its expansion into other states, I urge the EPA to honor this petition and work with Florida’s officials to accomplish the dual goals of a vibrant economy and clean environment.”