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Florida Constitution Revision Commission

PUB 700216: Right to Clean and Healthful Air and Water by Trevor Tezel

ARTICLE II: GENERAL PROVISIONS, Section 7. Natural resources and scenic beauty.

SECTION 7.Natural resources and scenic beauty.
  1. It shall be the policy of the state to conserve and protect its natural resources and scenic beauty. Adequate provision shall be made by law for the abatement of air and water pollution and of excessive and unnecessary noise and for the conservation and protection of natural resources.
  2. Those in the Everglades Agricultural Area who cause water pollution within the Everglades Protection Area or the Everglades Agricultural Area shall be primarily responsible for paying the costs of the abatement of that pollution. For the purposes of this subsection, the terms "Everglades Protection Area" and "Everglades Agricultural Area" shall have the meanings as defined in statutes in effect on January 1, 1996.
  3. The natural resources of the state are the heritage of present and future generations. The right of each person to clean and healthful air and water and to the protection of the other natural resources of the state shall not be infringed by any person.