Environment

Environment
6:00 pm
Fri January 27, 2012

Cuba to start drilling near Florida coast

Oil drilling off the shores of Cuba could begin as early as this weekend, about 60 miles south of Key West. US officials are concerned a blowout could dump oil on Florida’s beaches.Trimmel Gomes reports a congressional field hearing is scheduled in South Florida to assess disaster readiness plans.

Florida Congressman John Mica says when they planned the hearing Monday, they had no idea Cuba would be ready to drill as early as this weekend.

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Environment
5:39 pm
Tue January 24, 2012

EPA water rule bill clears over objection of envrionmental groups

A clash between Florida and the Federal Government over what plan should be used to protect the state’s water bodies from pollution is on its way to being solved. The feds have given the state a chance to make up its own rules. Now Regan McCarthy reports a proposal for what those rules will be is waiting on approval from the legislature.

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Environment
6:02 pm
Mon January 23, 2012

Bee regulation bill has legislature abuzz

Florida lawmakers are considering what some might call a sweet new bill—literally.  A measure aimed at unifying bee-keeping rules is making its way through the legislature. Regan McCarthy fills us in on what the buzz is all about.

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Environment
5:48 pm
Mon January 23, 2012

Putnam positions himself as Florida's energy go-to man

Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam

Former Florida Governor Charlie Crist was a big fan of alternative and renewable energy.  The state’s commitment to developing those energy sources may have slipped a bit with his departure from the governor’s mansion.  But Tom Flanigan reports the concept remains very much alive at the State Capitol.

Florida Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam was front and center at Monday’s meeting of the Senate Communications, Energy and Public Utilities Committee.

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Environment
4:37 pm
Fri December 16, 2011

Poll shows bi-partisan support for steering BP money to gulf states

Tallahassee, FL – Oil giant, BP is still embroiled in several cases related to the Deepwater Horizon accident that killed 11 workers and triggering the worst offshore oil disaster in US history. Friday BP reached a 250-million dollar settlement with Cameron International, the maker of the Blowout Preventer that failed to stop last year's massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

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