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Clean Water rally held in Tallahassee

TALLAHASSEE  --  Activists took to the State Capitol steps in Tallahassee today to rally for cleaner water.
Conservation groups across the state are demanding lawmakers do something about the pollution in Florida's waterways.

Today they urged lawmakers to sign the Floridians' Clear Water Declaration and clean up the pollution.

The campaign outlines what they say is every citizen's right to clean drinking water, fishing water, and springs.

"It is absolutely unacceptable to have thousands of fish, hundreds of seabirds, hundreds of dolphins and hundreds of manatees dying from water pollution. This is a government problem."

Even though some lawmakers are supporting clean water legislation, change isn't expected until House Speaker in waiting Steve Crisafulli takes over for the 2015 session.

In the meantime, Governor Rick Scott has asked lawmakers to budget $55 million for Florida Springs Restoration.