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Lee Legislative Delegation asks governor to declare state of emergency

By Staff | Jul 6, 2018

The Lee County Legislative Delegation has asked Gov. Rick Scott to declare a state of emergency in Lee County “in response to the blue-green algae blooms in the Caloosahatchee River and Estuary.”

“A State of emergency would effectuate a swift and efficient state response to the imminent dangers of the blue-green algae threat to Lee County by identifying available funds state agencies could use to respond to this threat,” the request reads, in part. “Additionally we ask that you continue to request water management districts explore and pursue all options that will reduce discharges, including storage north,east, est and south of Lake Okeechobee.”

The request is signed by Rep. Dane Eagle on behalf of the delegation.