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Dirty Dozen 2014

House : Florida 2

  • Rep. Southerland was the lead sponsor of a radical attack on clean water safeguards, the so-called Waters of the United States Regulatory Overreach Protection Act of 2014, which would allow the continued dumping of pollution into small streams and wetlands. The legislation would prevent the Environmental Protection Agency and Army Corps of Engineers from finalizing their proposed Clean Water Rule, which would protect waterways that supply public drinking water for 117 million Americans. 

  • Rep. Southerland also voted to let power plants - our nation’s largest source climate change pollution - emit unlimited amounts of carbon pollution into the air.

  • Rep. Southerland has voted to protect oil subsidies, including up to $53 billion in taxpayer subsidies for oil companies operating offshore, while voting to slash investments in clean energy.

  • Rep. Southerland also voted for an energy plan that threatened public health, hunters, fishermen, and our national security.

  • Rep. Southerland earned an abysmal  0% score on LCV’s 2013 National Environmental Scorecard and he has a 5% lifetime score. The non-partisan Scorecard is a nationally accepted yardstick used to rate members of Congress on environmental and clean energy issues.

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