TALLLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida Gov. Rick Scott is pledging to spend hundreds of millions on environmental programs if he's re-elected to a second term.

Scott is scheduled to roll out his environmental platform during a campaign stop Monday in Martin County.
The Republican incumbent vows to dedicate $500 million to springs restoration over the next 10 years as well as $500 million to help create alternative water supplies.
Scott also plans to promise to spend $150 million a year for Florida Forever, the state's environmental and conservation land-buying programs.
The governor is also pledging to crack down on polluters during a second term by increasing the fines that can be assessed against ``bad actors'' who violate permit terms.
Democratic candidate for governor Charlie Crist has criticized Scott's environmental record.

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