Campaign 2010

Mar 25, 2009

Representative Tom Rooney Flip Flops on Everglades Protection

 

 

Rooney:  When I voted against the Everglades, I really meant to vote for the Everglades

 

Will Representative Rooney stand up for the Florida Everglades?

 

Depends which way the wind blows.

 

Two weeks ago, Representative Rooney voted against protecting 600 acres of Florida Everglades.  Then, today, he flip-flopped and voted the other way.

 

"Rooney's opinion of the Everglades seems to change by the day.  First he voted against protecting 600 acres of the Everglades. Then, when it was politically expedient, he changed his tune," said Jessica Santillo, Southern Regional Press Secretary for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. "What will Representative Rooney try to do next, turn the St. Lucie River and Indian River Lagoon into landfills?"

 

Background

 

  • Sec. 7107 of the Omnibus Public Land Management Act contains a provision to allow Everglades National Park to purchase 600 acres of land and water from the Nature Conservancy.

 

  • Representative Rooney voted against the Omnibus Public Land Management Act [Roll Call Vote, 3/11/2009].

 

  • Representative Rooney voted for final passage of the Omnibus Public Land Management Act [Roll Call Vote, 3/25/09].

 

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