Tag: Department of Environmental Protection

Shannon NickinsonJune 4, 2015

Stormwater, like many other things, flows downhill. That was one of the things that last year’s spring floods highlighted. And since water does not respect political boundaries, City of Pensacola and Escambia County officials are venturing into uncharted territory – at least for local governments in these parts. “We’ve chosen to start with city-county cooperation,” […]

Diane RobertsAugust 10, 2014

Swanning around on what he calls the “Let’s Keep Florida Beautiful” tour, Gov. Rick Scott promises a second term of spending large to remedy the state’s collapsing ecosystems, fish kills, and algae-choked waters. He says he’ll throw in $1 billion for Everglades restoration, too. After three-plus years of unapologetically raining, er, untreated waste on the […]

Jim RosicaMay 11, 2016

A former member of the Florida Environmental Regulation Commission said the group doesn’t have “jack” to do. That’s why the commission — charged with reviewing rules to protect the state’s environment — hardly ever meets, the person said. The former commissioner asked not to be named. But a current member explained the body, whose members don’t get paid, always meets when there’s business […]

Staff ReportsApril 22, 2016

Denver Stutler, who previously served as Secretary of the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) and Chief of Staff for former Gov. Jeb Bush, will chair the advocacy group “Floridians for Better Transportation.” FBT President Matthew Ubben made the announcement Thursday. Stutler is CEO of Polston Applied Tech and succeeds John M. Lewis, who formerly headed LYNX, […]


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