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  • **MEDIA ADVISORY** Hastings and Diaz-Balart to Host Meeting of the Congressional Everglades Caucus
    Posted in Press Releases on February 27, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Environment, Environment and Conservation

    Representatives Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) and Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL), Co-Chairs of the Congressional Everglades Caucus, will host a caucus meeting to discuss legislative issues important to the 16 counties that comprise the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD). The meeting will focus on the Herbert Hoover Dike, Kissimmee River restoration, Indian River Lagoon-South, and the Caloosahatchee River West Basin Storage Reservoir. The meeting will be held on Wednesday, March 1, 2017 at 9:00... Read more

  • Hastings and Diaz-Balart Celebrate 18th Annual Everglades Day
    Posted in Press Releases on February 11, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Environment, Environment and Conservation

    Today, Representatives Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) and Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL), Co-Chairmen of the Congressional Everglades Caucus, celebrating the 18th Annual Everglades Day to promote awareness, appreciation and understanding of this fragile ecosystem, made the following statement: “Everglades Day highlights the importance of preserving and protecting the River of Grass for all future generations of Americans to enjoy,” said Congressman Hastings. “The ecological importance of this unique ecosyst... Read more

  • Hastings' Statement on the 2016 Hurricane Season
    Posted in Press Releases on June 1, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Environment

    (Fort Lauderdale, FL) Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) made the following statement regarding the upcoming hurricane season, which begins today, June 1, 2016: “While it is impossible to predict exactly when and where hurricanes will take place in the coming months, forecasters agree that the Atlantic hurricane season may be a busy one. These destructive and often unpredictable storms pose significant danger to our communities, and it is critical that all Floridians adequately prepare for the... Read more

  • Hastings and Diaz-Balart Introduce the Everglades for the Next Generation Act
    Posted in Press Releases on February 2, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Environment, Environment and Conservation

    Today, Congressmen Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) and Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL), Co-Chairmen of the Congressional Everglades Caucus, introduced the Everglades for the Next Generation Act. The bill is the House Companion to legislation that was introduced by Senator Bill Nelson (D-FL), which authorizes Central Everglades Restoration Plan (CERP) projects and gives the Army Corps of Engineers the flexibility it needs to continue the restoration of the Everglades ecosystem. Please see the attached copy of ... Read more

  • Hastings Receives 100 Percent on 2013 Defenders of Wildlife Conservation Report Card
    Posted in Press Releases on March 6, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Animal Welfare and Wildlife Conservation, Environment

    Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) made the following statement after receiving a 100 percent on the 2013 Defenders of Wildlife Conservation Report Card: “I am pleased to receive this recognition from the Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund. Throughout my career, I have consistently supported the preservation of our nation’s wildlife and environment, and will continue to support environmental conservation. “As a Floridian, I am acutely aware of the vital need for preservation and conservation ef... Read more

  • Hastings Receives “Friend of the National Parks” Award
    Posted in Press Releases on July 17, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: Environment

    Today, Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) made the following statement after being honored by the National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA) with their "Friend of the National Parks" Award: "It is truly an honor to once again receive the NCPA’s 'Friend of the National Parks' Award. I take great pride in our national parks system and am privileged to have the opportunity to support our parks as a Member of Congress. “Our parklands preserve the natural beauty of this nation. Throughout the y... Read more

  • Hastings Statement on National Pollinator Week
    Posted in Press Releases on June 17, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: Agriculture, Animal Welfare and Wildlife Conservation, Environment

    (Washington D.C.) Today, Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) made the following statement in recognition of the 7th annual National Pollinator Week, which is celebrated from June 17-23, 2013. “As the co-founder and co-chairman of the Congressional Pollinator Protection Caucus, I am proud to recognize the 7th annual National Pollinator Week. Our ecosystem is delicate and relies greatly on pollinators such as bees, birds, butterflies, bats and other insects to move pollen and promote fertilizatio... Read more

  • Hastings’ Statement on Earth Day
    Posted in Press Releases on April 22, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: Environment

    Today, Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D- Miramar) issued the following statement in recognition of Earth Day. "Over 20 million Americans came together to celebrate the first Earth Day 43 years ago today. Thanks to the efforts of Senator Gaylord Nelson of Wisconsin, who worked to organize the first Earth Day in 1970, the environment is put back on the forefront of our national agenda every year on April 22nd. "After the first Earth Day, Congress passed historical new measures providing for enviro... Read more

  • Hastings on Third Anniversary of BP Oil Spill
    Posted in Press Releases on April 20, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: Animal Welfare and Wildlife Conservation, Environment, Energy

    Today, Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-Miramar) made the following statement on the third anniversary of the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico: “Three years ago the Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded in the Gulf of Mexico, killing 11 people and injuring 17. Two hundred million gallons of crude oil flooded into the Gulf for 87 days, the largest offshore oil spill in U.S. history. The spill severely damaged the environment, destroying the way of life for thousands of Americans. Over 8,000 animal... Read more

  • Congressional Everglades Caucus Co-Chairmen Hastings and Diaz-Balart Introduce Comprehensive Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on February 28, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: Animal Welfare and Wildlife Conservation, Environment

    Today, Congressmen Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) and Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL), Co-Chairmen of the Congressional Everglades Caucus, introduced the bi-partisan Everglades for the Next Generation Act. The legislation authorizes sorely needed Central Everglades Restoration Plan (CERP) projects that are shovel-ready, but have been delayed by Congressional inaction. It also provides the Army Corps of Engineers with the flexibility it needs to avoid Congressional bottlenecking in the future. (Please find be... Read more