Learn About PEER’s Florida Field Office
Florida PEER is dedicated to fostering a necessary climate of oversight by helping the honest employees in those agencies to do their jobs. These employees often find themselves marginalized, even blackballed, if they try to abide by the very laws that they are sworn to uphold.
We heard a lot in the last election about a “culture of corruption” in Congress. Well, we see the same such corruption in the state environmental agencies tasked with the job of ensuring that our environment is preserved. It is a corruption at the highest levels of decision-making. A corruption that, left unabated, has lead to the destruction of the fragile environment and its natural resources. In time, this negligence will also lead to a declining economy when tourists ultimately decide that they don’t want to spend their hard-earned dollars on beaches and rivers that are choked with harmful algae and pollutants – beaches and rivers that are also devoid of much of the fish and wildlife that we cherish.
P.O. Box 14463
Tallahassee, FL 32317
phone: (615) 255-2079
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