Environment

Environment
5:33 pm
Thu December 1, 2011

Environmentalists sue to stop state water rules

David Guest, EarthJustice
WFSU

Tallahassee, FL – A lawsuit against the state Department of Environmental Protection has been filed. A coalition of environmental groups is trying to block the state from skirting federal water rules. Lynn Hatter reports the lawsuit is the latest in a battle over how much pollution can be in the state's water bodies.

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Environment
5:12 pm
Thu December 1, 2011

Former governor Graham creates bi-partisan conservation commission

Bob Graham
Sun-Sentinel

Tallahassee, FL – Former Florida U.S. Senator Bob Graham is forming a new non-partisan group aimed at restoring water resource funding and protection. As Sascha Cordner reports, the one-time Governor is also challenging Florida's current Governor Rick Scott to make all of the state's water resources a priority as well.


Graham says Florida's environment and natural resources needs to be a top priority for Governor Scott this session, and he had some tips on what Scott can do to help.

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Environment
9:57 am
Tue November 29, 2011

Lawmakers form Everglades caucus

Boynton Beach, FL – The Everglades now has its very own caucus in the Florida Legislature. As Trimmel Gomes reports lawmakers from both sides of the aisle announced the formation of the caucus Monday, fresh off a tour of the Everglades.

Gathered under a tiki hut at Bedner's Farms in Boynton Beach, Democratic Representative Steve Perman explains why it's necessary to unite to protect the River of Grass.

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Environment
5:20 pm
Thu November 10, 2011

Commission seeks to remove black bear from "threatened" list

Florida Black Bear Cubs

Tallahassee, FL – The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission has released its management plan for the Florida black bear it's the next step in getting the animal off the state's threatened species list. Some thought the plan would include a hunting season, but Regan McCarthy reports that's not the case.

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Environment
4:41 pm
Fri October 28, 2011

Feinberg slammed by Congress over oil spill claims

Ken Feinberg

Tallahassee, FL – The BP Claims administrator got an earful from Congress Thursday. Gulf Coast members told Ken Feinberg people who fish for shrimp say they aren't getting compensated for what they lost in last year's oil spill. James Call reports Kenneth Feinberg says new rules are in the works to make more generous payouts.

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