Petition To Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and U.S. Attorney General
We the undersigned urge you to fully investigate the facts surrounding the Florida Department of Health’s failure to promptly notify residents of Ocala that their drinking water had been contaminated with dangerous levels of carcinogens, as reported by the Miami Herald and Tampa Bay Times.
Specifically, we call upon you to determine if health officials downplayed the health risk to impacted residents and delayed notifying them in order to avoid bad publicity for then-Gov. Rick Scott, whether Scott interfered, as well as the motive behind the abrupt and suspicious firing of Department of Health deputy secretary Les Beitsch.
Floridians deserve to know whether Florida’s Department of Health is jeopardizing the health of everyday Floridians at the behest of, or in order to protect, powerful politicians like former Governor, now U.S. Senator, Rick Scott.