Energy and Environment
Florida is home to some of the most beautiful natural treasures in America. From our beaches to our National Forests and Parks, enjoying nature and the outdoors is at the center of our way of life and our economy. Clean water and air make Florida an attractive place to live and work. Preserving and improving Florida’s pristine natural resources are essential to our culture.
We must remain committed to finding common sense solutions to support American energy independence, encourage clean energy solutions, and without compromising Florida's environment and water resources.
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WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Thursday, U.S. Reps. Michael Waltz (R-Fla.) and Jimmy Panetta (D-Calif.) introduced legislation to sustain Florida’s coasts through research and education at public higher education institutions.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Thursday, U.S. Rep. Michael Waltz (R-Fla.) led a letter with 15 members of the Florida Delegation to the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee requesting an update to the Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF) formula to ensure adequate funding for Florida’s water quality projects.
ST. AUGUSTINE, FLA. – On Monday, U.S. Reps. Michael Waltz (R-Fla.), Al Lawson (D-Fla.) and John Rutherford (R-Fla.) introduced legislation to preserve historical landmarks and natural resources and celebrate the heritage of Northeast Florida by designating portions of Duval, St. Johns and Flagler Counties as a National Heritage Area (NHA).
Washington, D.C. – On Thursday, the U.S. House of Representatives unanimously passed the South Florida Clean Coastal Waters Act, sponsored by Rep. Brian Mast (R-Fla.), which included an amendment drafted by Rep. Michael Waltz (R-Fla.) to protect the Indian River Lagoon from harmful algal blooms (HABs). Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) introduced the legislation in the Senate.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Thursday, U.S. Rep. Michael Waltz (R-Fla.) questioned the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler about an antiquated formula shorting Florida millions of dollars annually for financing water quality projects.
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Washington, D.C. – On Wednesday, the U.S. House Science, Space and Technology Committee unanimously passed an amendment from Rep. Michael Waltz (R-Fla.) to protect Florida’s waterways and include the Indian River Lagoon as part of the South Florida Clean Coastal Waters Act, a bill sponsored by Rep. Brian Mast (R-Fla.) in the House and Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) in the Senate.