CRC proposal 23, if adopted, would essentially take Florida back to a period of time prior to the passage of the Florida APA and environmental legislation. This amendment would allow case by case implementation of the Florida environmental regulation, rather than the comprehensive regulatory system in place today. Environmental policy would effectively be made piecemeal by the courts rather than by historical agencies and the Legislature. There is already provision for the protection of natural resources and scenic beauty with-in the current Constitution in Article II, Section 7[a].
Therefore, the Pulp and Paperworkers Resource Council [PPRC] is in opposition of CRC Proposal 23. Your consideration of this letter will be greatly appreciated.
J. Michael Mauldin
PPRC National Special Projects Coordinator