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
NEWS FROM FLORIDA
In Less Than 2 Months, 154 Florida Manatees Perish, One-Third from Cold Stress
Deaths Again Outstrip Litters with Heavy Toll on Females of Reproductive Age
Last Year’s Mortality Spike Already Topped Before December Cold Snaps
70% Killed in Collisions; Nearly One-Quarter Females of Kitten-Bearing Age
50% Increase over Prior Year; More Than a Third Females of Kitten-Bearing Age
The endangered Florida manatee has made only tenuous progress toward recovery, principally due to lawsuits. And that progress has been reversed in the last few years due to toxic algae and removal of protections. With a population hovering under 6000 animals,...