More than half of fish and wildlife in the Everglades system are affected by toxic mercury and people in Florida are at some of the highest risk in the whole country for mercury poisoning.
But, despite the gravity of the issue, our country doesn’t have a comprehensive mercury monitoring network, and as a result, polluters get off without consequence.
That is why this week I helped to introduce the Comprehensive National Mercury Monitoring Act.
This bipartisan bill would establish a national monitoring program to help us combat mercury poisoning in the United States.
I will never stop fighting for a cleaner environment and will keep you updated on the status of this legislation!