Articles in Category: 'DEP'

By: Nancy Smith | Posted: November 7, 2011 3:55 AM

Groups like Earthjustice and Sierra Club didn't like it, but last week the Environmental Protection Agency finally listened, did the right thing and approved a state alternative to the EPA's draconian water pollution regulations proposed for Florida.

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By: Nancy Smith | Posted: July 11, 2011 3:55 AM

All animals are equal except for some animals ... that's a theme in George Orwell's "Animal Farm" and it's certainly the major theme of Rep. Pat Rooney's elitist and unnecessary funeral bill.

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By: Keith Laing The News Service of Florida | Posted: January 3, 2011 6:19 PM

Gov.-elect Rick Scott picked the director of a Jacksonville shipyard on Monday to run his Department of Environmental Protection, turning to an unconventional source for the state’s top natural resources watchdog.

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By: Lane Wright | Posted: December 21, 2010 11:28 AM

According to the first report released from Gov.-elect Rick Scott's transition teams, Florida is on the road to ruin and needs a course correction -- quick.

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By: Lane Wright | Posted: November 16, 2010 4:05 AM
The months-long battle between Florida and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency over freshwater nutrient standards reached a turning point Monday.
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By: Keith Laing The News Service of Florida | Posted: September 29, 2010 4:05 AM

As the Florida Department of Environmental Protection prepares to discuss proposed water pollution standards that are opposed by businesses and farmers, Florida ’s two United States senators – who don’t often agree – both think federal officials should back off.

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By: Alex Tiegen | Posted: March 17, 2010 7:21 PM

In an effort to make Florida recycle 75 percent of its solid waste by 2020, a state Senate committee voted Wednesday to require businesses with 25 employees or more to report their recycling rates biennially. 

The Senate Environmental Preservation and Conservation Committee unanimously passed SB 570, sponsored by Sen. Lee Constantine, R-Altamonte Springs, to get businesses on board with the state’s recycling goals.    

“We are woefully behind other states,” Constantine said. “And, we need to promote programs that implement 'Reduce, Reuse and Recycle.'”

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