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Charlie Crist cheers Army Corps’ $30M for Pinellas beach restoration

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Pinellas Democratic Representative Charlie Crist proudly announced Thursday that the Army Corps of Engineers will fully fund the Pinellas County Shore Protection Project, to restore and protect Pinellas County’s beaches. The announcement comes after Crist worked with Pinellas County Commission Chair Janet Long for the past few months to secure the Corps’ approval. “Pinellas County is a peninsula on a peninsula, surrounded almost entirely by coastline. With rising sea levels, increasing storm surges, and erosion caused by hurricanes like Hermine, the importance of…

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Today on Context Florida: U.S. Waters, preserving the Union and if Bill Clinton had resigned

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Today on Context Florida: There’s a surprise coming to Florida property owners at the end of August, says Dan Peterson of The James Madison Institute, one wrapped in the federal government’s signature red tape. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the US Army Corps of Engineers have positioned themselves to regulate practically every square inch of our state by redefining EPA jurisdiction to regulate water and land through a newly written “Waters of the U.S.” rule under the Clean Water Act…

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