As a Waterkeeper, I have been promoting an end to the failed TMDL-BMAP system Florida employs to manage its water quality. There has not been a single TMDL achieved under this system. I will be fighting for statute in plain language, no weasel words, that requires water bodies to meet statewide standards, and if they don’t, the polluter pays.

Andy Mele

I will work with the state’s federal elected officials to roll back the sugar subsidy. There is no reason for it to burden the state any longer.

Andy Mele

I think the state’s BMAP/TMDL system is a failure from the start. I will look into whether it has any potential, but I think we need unified, statewide standards, or as close to it as possible (allowing for natural variation in water quality).
Andy Mele