Tag: Department of Environment Protection

Jim RosicaFebruary 16, 2018

The federal government on Friday said it was opening Florida’s Gulf Coast to “oil and gas exploration and development.” A Interior spokesman, however, soon added that the “small slice available (approximately 944,000 acres) … is more than 100 miles offshore Florida.” A spokesman for U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson also said the proposed area is “currently open to […]

Staff ReportsFebruary 27, 2017

Lisa Edgar has resigned as director of the Florida Park Service after less than two months on the job, citing “an immediate family emergency.” Edgar notified Gary Clark, the Department of Environmental Protection’s deputy secretary for land and recreation, in an emailed note Thursday. “Gary. Thank you for the opportunity to work for you and the Florida Park Service. It […]

Michael MolineJanuary 24, 2017

A joint House-Senate panel pulled the Department of Environmental Protection’s request for another $13 million to litigate the state’s “water wars” and sent the request to a House committee for scrutiny. Rep. Carlos Trujillo announced that the matter had been withdrawn from the agenda during a Joint Legislative Budget Commission meeting Tuesday evening. He co-chairs the […]

Staff ReportsNovember 15, 2016

Ryan Matthews will be the Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s new deputy secretary for regulatory programs, responsible for air, water, and waste pollution programs and for overseeing the agency’s regulatory districts. The appointment, announced Tuesday by Secretary Jon Steverson, takes effect Wednesday. “Ryan brings a deep understanding of many of Florida’s most pressing water and environmental […]

Mitch PerrySeptember 29, 2016

Gwen Graham is again blasting Gov. Rick Scott about the massive sinkhole created at the Mosaic phosphate plant in Polk County last month. The Tallahassee Democratic representative specifically is challenging the claim made by Scott earlier this week that he wasn’t aware of the 215 million gallons of contaminated water going into the Florida aquifer until weeks after the incident. […]


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