State environmental officials ordered not to use the terms “climate change” or “global warming” in any government communications, emails, or reports, according to former employees, consultants, volunteers and records.
Over the last decade, Florida has shed thousands of state jobs and it is evident throughout a host of state agencies that these staff reductions have prevented Florida’s government from doing its job effectively.
A Scripps-owned newspaper covering Indian River, St. Lucie, Martin and Palm Beach counties published an in-depth look at Gov. Rick Scott’s environmental record during the past few years. The report looks at the effect of deregulation on the state’s ecology.
After years of dealing blows to state environmental agencies and regulations, Gov. Rick Scott recently announced an ambitious environmental agenda aimed at protecting Florida’s land and water.
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.
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.