Sure, that title is hyperbolic but the results of HB-991, should it become law, would be absolutely horrible for Florida’s environment.  It won’t be Florida Republicans destroying the environment but their corporate puppet-masters.  The bill has already passed the house and is headed for the state senate where it will hopefully be stopped.  How bad is it?  So bad that Debra Harrison of the National Parks Conservation Association said “In 30 years of working to protect Florida’s unique natural wonders, never have I witnessed such an egregious and blatant dismantling of those protections.”

Here’s hoping the bill is stopped before it becomes law!

Written by Corey
Corey is a New Yorker who lived most of his life in upstate New York but has lived in Queens since 2008. He's only been birding since 2005 but has garnered a respectable life list by birding whenever he wasn't working as a union representative or spending time with his family. He lives in Forest Hills with Daisy and Desmond Shearwater. His bird photographs have appeared on the Today Show, in Birding, Living Bird Magazine, Bird Watcher's Digest, and many other fine publications. He is also the author of the American Birding Association Field Guide to the Birds of New York.