Fla. Residents Report Health Issues as Red Tide Stretches On The Harmful Algal Blooms in Florida - Ocean Conservancy The Republican leadership will always make the claim that clean air and clean water costs too much. And they are married to Flint. A town where it's possible 100,000 Americans were poisoned. And Republicans were on the side of the poison. People will go along with that for a while. Then, when the effects of filthy water and air begins to affect their own family, then tend to vote for clean air and clean water. The Democratic Nominee has already incorporated that into his campaign. The Republican nominee says don't monkey up their good thing with polluters.