Tag: Environmental Protection Agency
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Staff ReportsAugust 2, 2018
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On Wednesday, U.S. Rep. Al Lawson announced a $25,000 Environmental Protection Agency grant for the Fairfax Environmental Committee for Justice. The Jacksonville non-profit was launched to help remedy one of Jacksonville’s most high-profile Superfund sites. And now, resources will be available to sustain its efforts via hiring technical advisors. Per the EPA: Fairfax Street Wood Treaters site is […]

Danny McAuliffeJune 19, 2018
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Environmental and activist groups are criticizing the state for drafting in secrecy the details of a new permitting process to build in Florida’s wetlands. In a letter Monday addressed to Department of Environmental Protection Secretary Noah Valenstein, environmental groups Audubon Florida and 1000 Friends of Florida alongside the League of Women Voters called for a more […]

Ryan NicolJune 6, 2018
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A new ad is supporting Congressman Carlos Curbelo‘s work to address the effects of climate change. The 30-second spot, released by The Alliance for Climate Solutions, replays pieces of a speech the South Florida Republican gave on the House floor regarding the conversation around climate change. “Enough of the demagoguery. Enough of the fact-less conversation. Let’s focus on […]

News Service Of FloridaSeptember 8, 2017
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Florida is scrambling to keep up with high demand for gas from people fleeing and preparing for the weekend arrival of powerful and deadly Hurricane Irma. Highway regulations and restrictions have been lifted for fuel truckers, who are receiving law-enforcement escorts. Also, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt on Thursday approved emergency fuel waivers […]

Phil AmmannApril 14, 2017
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Does Al Lawson ‘get’ Jacksonville? Questions still remain as to whether Congressman Lawson understands Jacksonville, as his visits to the Jacksonville City Council Tuesday, and town hall Wednesday indicate. On Tuesday, one could sense among certain council members (specifically, those representing districts that overlap Lawson’s) a grating irritation over Lawson’s constant use of Eureka Garden […]

Associated PressMarch 19, 2017
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Citing unresolved health concerns, Florida lawmakers are weighing the fate of a measure that would ban fracking across the state. Legislators are pushing the bill to safeguard Florida’s clean water supply, which is the drinking water source for 90 percent of Floridians and a major player in the state’s economy, from agriculture to tourism. If […]

Larry GriffinFebruary 1, 2017
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The Huffington Post reported Wednesday that newly-elected Rep. Matt Gaetz, representing the First District of Florida, has a bill drafted that would abolish the Environmental Protection Agency. The bill was talked about in an email Gaetz sent to lawmakers who might co-sponsor the legislation. It was obtained by the Huffington Post and other news outlets like The Hill. […]


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