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Florida Matters: Bob Graham on the State of Florida's Waterways

Florida is a state of hurricanes and summer deluges, but water is a dwindling resource. It's at the center of a tug of war between urban areas, agriculture and environmentalists, who say Florida's waterways are drying up - or becoming increasingly polluted.

Bob Graham is one of the most experienced politicians in Florida, having served as governor and Senator. He's also one of the most fervent backers of environmental causes in the state. He spoke recently with Matthew Peddie, news director of WMFE, our sister public radio station in Orlando.

Sen. Graham talks about the state of Florida's waterways, and whether environmentalists and their allies have enough political muscle in Tallahassee to toughen laws to protect the quality of our springs and rivers. We also hear from Drew Bartlett, director of the Division of Environmental Assessment and Restoration for the state Department of Environmental Protection. He talks about the problems of too many nutrients washing away into the state's waterways - and what is being done to reduce that flow.

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Sen. Bob Graham Former Florida Governor and Senator
Drew Bartlett Director, Division of Environmental Assessment and Restoration, Florida Department of Environmental Protection

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