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By lowering the speed limit to 35 mph in the industrial areas where scrub jays are on Cape Canaveral AFS, we avoid the numbers of collisions vehicles have with scrub jays, said Lex Stokes, the 45th CES Environmental Flight chief. Keeping the Cape environmentally friendly takes time, effort from members of the 45th CES, and money - an average annual budget of about $25 million - that goes toward compliance, restoration, conservation and pollution prevention.\n "At the time, we didn't know what damage was being done to the ground water, but now we have projects worth millions of dollars to clean up the environment," Ms. O'Quinn said.
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