Gov. Rick Scott’s response to the environmental crisis in Martin County was to divert blame and seek to look good.
With dirty water gushing into the St. Lucie River and devastating coastal waters, the governor on Monday went after his favorite fall guy: the federal government. In a letter, he accused the Army Corps of Engineers of “inaction” for having to release the water to avoid stressing the Herbert Hoover Dike. The corps and Congress, the governor said, have failed to provide money for storing and filtering water before it reaches the St. Lucie.
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