According to Craig Pittman of the St. Pete Times:
With a stroke of his pen last week, Gov. Charlie Crist put the future of Florida's water resources in the hands of five people. Crist signed into law Senate Bill 2080, which gives authority over issuing state permits for wetlands destruction and water consumption to the executive directors of Florida's five water management districts.
Now the five — four men and one woman — are trying to figure out how to wield their significant new power over development and water-use permits, yet still give the public a chance to be heard.
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