Thursday, July 30th, 2015

Promises about Environment on Scott-O-Meter

Explore expansion of domestic drilling in a safe, environmentally sound way

"Rick will fight to ensure than any future offshore drilling does not negatively impact Florida's beaches. As we explore the expansion of domestic drilling in the U.S., we must ensure that we have sound policies in place that ensure the companies drilling are doing so in an environmentally sound way and adhering to the strictest of safety standards."

Invest $1 billion in Florida's waters

"At the beginning of Gov. Scott’s second term he will propose a 10-year, $500 million, funding program for alternative water supply investment that requires an applicant to meet water conservation benchmarks to qualify for funding. ... During a second Gov. Scott term will recommend a ten-year program for springs restoration totaling $500 million.

Enact tougher penalties for violating environmental regulations

"Gov. Scott will propose legislation to increase penalties to ensure fines match the value of Florida’s natural resources, and also provide agencies with the flexibility to analyze the past actions of those seeking environmental permits in Florida."

More funding for springs restoration and alternative water supply programs

"During my second term I will: Continue to expand funding for springs restoration and alternative water supply programs."

Issue an executive order for springs improvement

"Gov. Scott will issue an executive order to provide a foundation for bringing together stakeholders to plan with his administration for additional needed actions."

Create a $2 million state park improvement grant to win a fourth national gold medal

"By creating a $2 million dollar capital improvement grant program to partner with our friends of parks organizations we can foster a sense of community needed to continue the success of our state park system. With the help of the communities that our parks serve, Florida's state park system will win a fourth gold medal."