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DeSantis Plan: Move Wildlife Cops to Agency Not Known for Enforcing Rules

From: Tampa Bay Times

“Other environmental advocates speculated about what DeSantis had in mind. Manley Fuller, president of the Florida Wildlife Federation for more than 30 years,…

Florida Governor Announces Sweeping Changes in Water Policy

From: Trade Only Today

“Two days after taking office, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has released a proposal to clean up Florida’s waters. The action items include more aggressive policies…

DeSantis Announces Sweeping Fixes Meant to Clean Up Florida Water Woes

From: Miami Herald

“DeSantis also ordered environmental enforcement moved from the state’s wildlife agency to the DEP. Under Scott, enforcement plummeted to its lowest in three decades…

More than 800 Florida Manatees Died in 2018

From: Dive Photo Guide

“How many more bad years can manatees endure before triggering an irreversible downward population spiral?” asked Jeff Ruch, Executive Director of Public Employees…

Manatee Deaths In 2018 Approach All-Time High

From: CBS 4 Miami

“As 2018 comes to a close, it’s been a bad year of Florida’s manatee population with the second highest number of deaths ever recorded. According to preliminary figures…


News Releases

LAKE O’S GATEWAY CITY SPEWING ILLEGAL WASTEWATER

Clewiston Phosphorus and Other Pollution Violations Go Unpunished and Unabated

VENICE EPITOMIZES FLORIDA WATER POLLUTION CRISIS

Continued Illegal Discharges Amid Record Gulf Red Tide Outbreaks

SEPTEMBER WAS ESPECIALLY DEADLY FOR FLORIDA MANATEES

Red Tide Drives Manatee Mortality So Far in 2018 to Third-Highest All Time

HURRICANES CREATE POLLUTERS HOLIDAYS IN FLORIDA

Hurricane Irma Led to Massive Animal Waste Discharges with No Monitoring

MANATEE DEATHS IN 2018 ALREADY TOP LAST YEAR’S HIGH TOLL

Nearly 100 Red Tide-Related Deaths So Far; Second-Highest Total This Decade