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IF THE EPA GOES AWAY, IS THE STATE UP TO THE JOB OF PROTECTING FLORIDA'S ENVIRONMENT?

From: Tampa Bay Times

“As a result, last year the agency opened 81 percent fewer enforcement cases than it did in 2010 and collected the smallest amount of fines in 28 years, according…

DEP ENFORCEMENT LAGGING, GROUP CLAIMS

From: Polk Outdoors

"Enforcement by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection has declined significantly since Gov. Rick Scott took office, according to a report released this…

NONPROFIT BLASTS FLORIDA DRINKING WATER ENFORCEMENT

From: Florida Today

"In its report, entitled “Don’t Drink the Water – Collapse of Florida’s Safe Drinking Water Enforcement Program,” PEER examined data from the Florida Department…

PEER REPORT RIPS DEP ENFORCEMENT EFFORTS

From: PolkOutdoors.com

"The Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s lax enforcement of hazardous waste regulations has come under fire from Public Employees for Environmental…


News Releases

FLORIDA RACKS UP SECOND WORST ECO-ENFORCEMENT IN 30+ YEARS

Scott Pollution Forgiveness Paints False Picture of Compliance with No Follow-Up

SCOTT’S CLIMATE CHANGE GAG ORDER CLAIMS A VICTIM

DEP Employee Reprimanded, Suspended and Ordered to Get Mental Exam

FLORIDA POLLUTION FINES COLLECTED FELL BY HALF LAST YEAR

Failure to Collect Starves Eco-Programs, Shifting Costs from Polluter to Taxpayer

FLORIDA POLLUTION ENFORCEMENT PLUMMETS TO RECORD LOW

Latest Enforcement Statistics Belie Scott Campaign Pledge to Get Tough on Polluters

MASSIVE BEACH REPLENISHMENTS KILLING FLORIDA REEFS

State Drops Reef Protections on Beach Projects; Call for Federal Intervention