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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

NEW MANATEE SAFEGUARDS NEED TO BE STRENGTHENED

Inadequate Enforcement Unless Refuge Adopts Video Monitoring System

EVERGLADES PYTHON HUNT WOULD SET TERRIBLE PRECEDENT

Publicity Stunt Not Expected to Reduce Exotic Snake Population in National Park

FLORIDA ENVIRONMENTAL ENFORCEMENT – HOW LOW CAN IT GO?

Slight Uptick in 2014 Continues Precipitous Across-the-Board Enforcement Decline

MANATEE HARASSMENT RAMPANT ON REFUGES

“Out-of-Hand” Disturbances, Enforcement Overwhelmed, Visitor Education Failing

SCOTT’S CLIMATE CHANGE GAG ORDER CLAIMS A VICTIM

DEP Employee Reprimanded, Suspended and Ordered to Get Mental Exam