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Ask Congressman David Jolly (R-FL) and Congressman Alan Grayson (D-FL) about the issues that are most important to you -- then vote and tell others! Watch the Florida Open Debate for U.S. Senate right here on Monday, April 25, at 7:00 pm EDT. All questions will be chosen from among those that receive the most votes online.
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Will you support ending eminent domain for private gain?

Landowners should not be forced by Big Oil to take risky pipelines on their land. If we keep building new fossil fuel infrastructure then we keep on contributing to climate change.

Submitted by: Jane kleeb from NE
April 24, 2016, 4:03 p.m.
Issue area: Environment

What will you do to protect Florida's fragile environment?

Florida has one of the most fragile environments in the country. What actions are you prepared to take to protect and preserve its diversity?

Submitted by: John W from FL
April 18, 2016, 8:16 p.m.
Issue area: Environment

Do you support full funding of the LWCF, and creation of new national forests?

In the last 70 years, the USA has lost much of its of farmland, wild land, wilderness, forests, watersheds & mountains to suburban sprawl, second homes, & coal mining. We need to return to TR's vision

Submitted by: Philip L. from NJ
April 19, 2016, 9:06 p.m.
Issue area: Environment
Submitted by: Donna M. from FL
April 24, 2016, 2:11 p.m.
Issue area: Environment
Submitted by: Andy W from FL
April 18, 2016, 8:29 p.m.
Issue area: Environment

Will you reform the USDA Wildlife Services?

The USDA wildlife services are good when it eradicates invasive species. Recently it's been culling many of our native species, including protected ones, and acting very shady. It's time for a reform.
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Submitted by: Casey P. from TX
April 20, 2016, 11:02 p.m.
Issue area: Environment

How will you prevent Sabal Trail pipeline from contaminating Floridan Aquifer?

The 515-mile Sabal Trail fracked gas pipeline is proposed for construction across sensitive sinkhole geology, as well as directly through the Floridan Aquifer. With hundreds of pipeline leaks and ...
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Submitted by: JonathanFL from FL
April 23, 2016, 12:45 a.m.
Issue area: Environment

Should we not eliminate the leasing of public land to big oil?

Most nations own and develop their natural resources as a public enterprise, with development limited by need and advanced planning. The revenues are placed in a national trust. Norway stands out.

Submitted by: Phillip D. from CO
April 21, 2016, 10:50 p.m.
Issue area: Environment

How would you protect the Biscayne Aquifer from oil, gas, and nuclear waste?

The Biscayne aquifer supplies water to 10 million floridians and is currently threatened by salt water intrusion, an exploratory oil & gas well, drought & major leaks from Turkey Point nuclear plant!

Submitted by: TCL
April 22, 2016, 8:53 a.m.
Issue area: Environment

What will you do to rid the Country of all forms of NUKES -weapons, energy,etc?

I recently read that Florida has a nuke plant "leaking", possibly into the Everglades. What will you do about it?

Submitted by: Louise F. from CO
April 20, 2016, 8:56 p.m.
Issue area: Environment

Do you support oil drilling rights which demand selling it here in the US?

Currently, there is no requirement to US oil drilling rights, which demands that the oil that is drilled in the US, must be sold here in the US. Do you / would you support attaching this requirement?

Submitted by: Deana I. from CA
April 21, 2016, 12:01 a.m.
Issue area: Environment

The Future of the Florida Everglades

What will you do to make sure that the Florida Everglades will remain safe and not open to destruction and pollution?

Submitted by: Kaypool from RI
April 21, 2016, 5:29 p.m.
Issue area: Environment

Will you support better funding of climate change research?

Some research indicates that rising sea water levels has already compromised fresh water potability in coastal areas of Florida. Rendering same supplies brackish and unfit for consumption.

Submitted by: steves
April 22, 2016, 12:47 a.m.
Issue area: Environment

Do you support using "eminent domain" to take land from U.S. Sugar?

Do you support using "eminent domain" to take land from U.S. Sugar to restore the natural flow of the Everglades and stop destruction of the Indian River Lagoon and Florida's coral reefs and seagrass?

Submitted by: Mark Otis DeDominicis from FL
April 21, 2016, 1:39 p.m.
Issue area: Environment

What would you do with the Indian River Lagoon ills?

In light of the recent fish kill and current brown tide that is causing an ecological collapse of the Indian River Lagoon, what would you do to save America's most diverse estuary?

Submitted by: Bob C from FL
April 18, 2016, 8:12 p.m.
Issue area: Environment

What can you do in Washington to help Florida protect its water?

Florida government ignores its constitutional duties and allows industry like big sugar to endanger our springs, estuaries, rivers and glades.

Submitted by: John F from FL
April 18, 2016, 5:03 p.m.
Issue area: Environment

How would you tackle the environmental degradation caused profit-seeking corpora

How would you tackle the environmental degradation caused profit-seeking corporations? It is a well-known fact that self-interest is destroying our planet. What is your plan to address this?

Submitted by: Salil J. from NJ
April 22, 2016, 12:02 p.m.
Issue area: Environment

why is the BLM allowed to brutally kill and slaughter the mustangs

Mustangs have run free long before the pilgrims came over. They are on public lands. It's my understanding that cattle ranchers and big oil companies are the ones responsible for this horrific mess

Submitted by: Rondi from MA
April 23, 2016, 8:28 a.m.
Issue area: Environment

What is your position on captive animals being used for profit?

Legislation and public sentiment is growing against the use of sentient beings used in captivity and for profit. Would you support the ending of animals in captivity for profit.

Submitted by: JMO
April 21, 2016, 1:59 p.m.
Issue area: Environment

Do you support buying Big Sugar land south of Lake O to fix our broken plumbing?

Our inshore estuaries are collapsing due to the fresh water discharges out of Lake Okeechobee, and Florida Bay and the Everglades are dying of thirst.

Submitted by: Dave Preston from FL
April 25, 2016, 2:27 p.m.
Issue area: Environment

Climate change and federal disaster aid- why should WE pay?

When a state like Florida has elected officials who don't believe in climate change, why should tax payers fund their repeated disasters? Should we make them self pay or admit climate change exists?

Submitted by: Dreamy12 from MD
April 19, 2016, 8:02 p.m.
Issue area: Environment

How important is it to decrease our intake of animal agriculture?

Animal agriculture is responsible for 18 percent of greenhouse gas emissions (more than all transportation in the world combined). How will you address this growing problem?

Submitted by: Xander Johns from WA
April 21, 2016, 9:54 a.m.
Issue area: Environment

Are there any areas of scientific study that you think are bogus?

The overwhelming majority of scientists say global warming is caused by humans; many people ignore that info. Do you disregard any scientific theories based on your "gut" or do you believe in science?

Submitted by: The Chris Lapakko from MN
April 21, 2016, 1:31 p.m.
Issue area: Environment

Would you support the development and expansion of genetically-engineered foods?

Given the overwhelming scientific consensus that they are not harmful and increase efficiency, keep prices low, how will you support modern technology?
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Submitted by: coolaj56 from NY
April 19, 2016, 6:18 p.m.
Issue area: Environment

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