Florida

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News Releases for Florida

EDITORIAL: CHEERS AND JEERS

From: The Gainesville Sun

"A new report by Florida Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility found that the department opened 234 cases in 2014 — as compared to 1,318 in 2010,…

REPORT: FLORIDA ENVIRONMENTAL ENFORCEMENT AGENCY OPERATING AT LOW LEVELS

From: WGCU

"But, Jerry Phillips is skeptical. He’s the Director of the Florida chapter of Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility or PEER. He put together the 2014 report.…

NEW STUDY SAYS ENVIRONMENTAL ENFORCEMENT ON DECLINE IN FLORIDA

From: WMNF

"Our first guest is with Florida Peer which has just issued a report saying that "during Governor Rick Scott’s first four years in office, anti-pollution enforcement of all…

REPORT - ENVIRONMENTAL ENFORCEMENT, FINES DOWN DRAMATICALLY UNDER SCOTT

From: CLTampa.com

"Every year, PEER looks at the number of cases Florida's Department of Environmental Protection opened, citations it issues to polluters and fines the state collects…

NEW REPORT HIGHLIGHTS INSANE DROP IN ENVIRONMENTAL REGULATION ENFORCEMENT UNDER GOV. RICK SCOTT

From: Orlando Weekly

"Yesterday, Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility issued an insane report highlighting just how bad things have gotten when it comes to environmental…

UNDER RICK SCOTT, 85 PERCENT DROP IN ENFORCEMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL LAWS

From: Broward Palm Beach New Times

"Despite campaign promises to go after environmental bad actors and polluters, Gov. Rick Scott's administration has done no such thing. That's the…

FLORIDA ENVIRONMENTAL ENFORCEMENT – HOW LOW CAN IT GO?

Slight Uptick in 2014 Continues Precipitous Across-the-Board Enforcement Decline

MANATEE HARASSMENT RAMPANT ON REFUGES

“Out-of-Hand” Disturbances, Enforcement Overwhelmed, Visitor Education Failing

SCOTT’S CLIMATE CHANGE GAG ORDER CLAIMS A VICTIM

DEP Employee Reprimanded, Suspended and Ordered to Get Mental Exam

NEW MANATEE PROTECTION LAWSUIT IN THE WORKS

End of “Swim-With” Programs, Plus Expansion of Habitat and Sanctuaries Sought



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