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State Officials Struggle With Controversial Fracking-like Incident In Southwest Florida

Florida’s environmental agency has started testing groundwater in Collier County after a Texas-based oil company used an unapproved method of oil drilling similar to fracking.

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Florida In the Center of Climate Change Debate, Most State GOP Leaders Stay Silent

Climate change’s impact on Florida has been in the news recently, following the release of a new scientific report, the National Climate Assessment, which listed Miami as one of the cities that will be most critically affected by changes. In the wake of the report, President Obama urged action, while Florida’s Republican Senator questioned the science behind the report, and the Sunshine State’s Republican leadership remains quiet on the issue.

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Liberal SuperPAC Sets Sights On Rick Scott

Gov. Rick Scott is now in the crosshairs of a political action committee pushing for action on climate change.

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Florida Sues Georgia Over Water Dispute

Gov. Rick Scott and Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi filed a lawsuit against the state of Georgia this week after a long-running dispute over water consumption.

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Florida Tallies Objections To Determine Which Public Beaches To Sell

Florida is in the process of identifying beaches that the state may then sell to private owners. The only thing stopping the sales are written objections, and the most frequent of them just might be able to save some of the land for public use.

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Florida’s Pro-Consumer Bill Another Casualty Of The American Chemistry Council

In the bare-knuckle war over toxic chemicals, the fight between industry and activists has shifted noticeably from Washington, D.C., to state venues.

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Florida Department Of Environmental Protection Cases Decrease Under Scott Appointee

A new report from a group that represents government environmental regulation workers shows the Florida Department of Environmental Protection has been enforcing the state’s environmental laws increasingly less.

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Environmental Rules, Regulatory Agencies Undergo Big Changes

Ashley Lopez: Environmental regulations and the agency that implements them in Florida went through some big changes last week, and according to environmentalists, they aren’t good changes.

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Gulf of Mexico ‘Dead Zone’ May Be Larger Than Usual This Year

Paul Greenberg: Since the 1970s, an oxygen-deprived “dead zone” often bigger than the state of Connecticut has formed every summer in the Gulf of Mexico.

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In Show of Big Sugar’s Influence, Price Supports Continued in Farm Bill

Trevor Aaronson: This year’s farm bills in the U.S. House and Senate will cut back on many of the subsidies for the nation’s agriculture industry. But the price supports that benefit the domestic sugar industry won’t be affected, demonstrating just how powerful Big Sugar is on Capitol Hill.

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