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PEER BLASTS DEP FOR FAILURES MADE DURING PETROLEUM CLEANUP PROGRAM REVAMP

From: Florida Specifier

“In a white paper released in January, Florida Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility provided an extensive and well-documented critique of the Florida…

FOR FLORIDA PANTHERS, EXTINCTION COMES ON FOUR WHEELS

From: The Revelator

“ “The Florida panther is suffering slow-motion extinction,” said Jeff Ruch, executive director of Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, in a recent…

ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES COULD TAKE CENTER STAGE IN FLORIDA SENATE RACE

From: Washington Post

““One of the things he’s tried to do is repaint himself as an environmental governor,” said Jerry Phillips, a former enforcement attorney at the state’s Department…

GREEN-WASHED BEHIND THE GILLS

From: Folio Weekly

“I can’t be the only one who does a double-take when I hear what sounds like the strains of “It ain’t easy being green” from the guy whose state DEP’s “non-enforcement…

GOV. RICK SCOTT, FRIEND OF THE ENVIRONMENT, LOL.

From: Palm Beach Post

“Under Scott, Florida has eased up on enforcing rules against polluters. The Department of Environmental Protection has opened 81 percent fewer pollution-regulation…


News Releases

FLORIDA’S TOXIC CLEANUP TRUST FUNDS LOOTED

Quarter Billion Dollar Diversion Compounded by Plummeting Penalty Revenue

MANY FLORIDIANS UNKNOWINGLY DRINK CONTAMINATED WATER

No Notice to Residents at Thousands of Sites Polluted by Leaking Petroleum Tanks

FLORIDA ECO-ENFORCEMENT STILL SCRAPING BOTTOM

Even Slight Upturns Cannot Mask Historic Nosedive in Pollution Control

MANATEE MORTALITY SPIKED IN 2016

Record Number of Florida Manatees Killed by Boat Collisions

FLORIDA PANTHER DEATHS TIE RECORD HIGH IN 2016

80% Killed in Collisions – A New All-Time High Rate and Number