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Vern Buchanan praises reauthorization of National Estuary Program

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President Obama has signed into law the first reauthorization of the National Estuary Program (NEP) since it expired in 2010, allowing the Environmental Protection Agency and the 28 individual NEPs to continue to support conservation and improvement at estuaries around the United States. One of those NEPs is Sarasota Bay, prompting Sarasota GOP Congressman Vern Buchanan to praise the legislation, which reauthorizes the NEP through 2021. “Sarasota Bay is a key contributor to the Suncoast’s economy,” Buchanan said. “In fact, researchers have…

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