Water & Wetlands

EPA Kisses off Florida’s Wetlands

EPA Kisses off Florida’s Wetlands Developer Sway in EPA Breeds Algal Blooms and Aquifer Contamination Washington, DC — Overruling its own specialists, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is opening the door to a new wave of mega-developments that will sharply...

Florida Clean Water Whistleblower Lawsuit Filed

Florida Clean Water Whistleblower Lawsuit Filed Ousted Lab Manager Cites Corruption by Top State Officials and Massive Data Loss Tallahassee — Florida’s program to clean up its waters has been undermined by top state officials who tolerated tainted data, destroyed...

Corps Slams Florida for Violating Water Quality Standards

Corps Slams Florida for Violating Water Quality Standards Army Corps Refuses to Share Costs of Deficient Everglades Clean Up Projects Washington, DC — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers refuses to contribute a dime to Florida water projects to reduce high levels of...

Florida Lab Manager Blamed for Data Showing High Pollution

Florida Lab Manager Blamed for Data Showing High Pollution State Wants to Dump Five Years of Samples from Everglades, Lake O and Estuaries Tallahassee — The Florida Department of Environmental Protection is seeking to punish a laboratory manager because the water...

Florida Plan Dims Prospects for Manatee Survival

Florida Plan Dims Prospects for Manatee Survival State Lowers Protections Despite Record Deaths and Projected Population Decline Washington, DC — The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is poised to downgrade the protected status of the Florida manatee...

“QUACK SCIENCE” BY MBTA IN HOCKOMOCK RAIL PROJECT

Water Quality Issues Ignored; MBTA Consultant Kills Rare Salamanders Boston – The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) bungled scientific research on a controversial transportation project, according to a complaint filed today by the New England...