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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

SOUTH FLORIDA AWASH IN COW MANURE

State Allows Massive Animal Waste Discharges to Surface and Ground Waters

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

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

MEGA-POLLUTION VIOLATIONS BEFOUL ST. JOHNS RIVER

Non-Enforcement Leaves Florida’s Longest River with Excess Bacteria and Nutrients

FEDS URGED TO TACKLE RAMPANT FLORIDA WATER POLLUTION

Lack of State Enforcement vs. City of Lynn Haven Triggers Intervention Petition

DISASTROUS 2018 BRINGS RECORD MANATEE DEATHS

In Less Than 2 Months, 154 Florida Manatees Perish, One-Third from Cold Stress