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Pollution Notification Rule Would Violate 1st Amendment – Law360

The response of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection to a recent sewage spill in Pinellas County seemed, at first, to be admirable. Instead of waiting for a problem to get worse, the DEP, goaded by Gov. Rick Scott, sprang into action. Unfortunately, it is now careening toward adoption of a new rule that likely will violate the First Amendment.What, you might properly ask, does the First Amendment have to do with regulation of pollution? The answer is ordinarily nothing. But when the government adopts rules…

Source: Pollution Notification Rule Would Violate 1st Amendment – Law360

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