Clean Water Shouldn’t Be So Complicated...

Aug 7, 2016

We all want clean water. It’s vital to our survival. Clean water is necessary to ensure public health. Water leaving our lakes, running through our rivers and entering our bays and estuaries needs to...

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Shooting Wildlife in State Parks Best Done With Camera...

Nov 30, 2015

The perfect example of “If it ain’t broke” is Florida’s State Park System. Well, at least it was a few years ago before Gov. Rick Scott and his Department of Environmental Protection secretaries started...

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Governor, Lay Off Florida’s State Parks...

Jul 26, 2015

Governor Scott, on behalf of the millions of Floridians and tourists who enjoy our award-winning state parks, I have a message for you — Lay off them. They are not for profit nor for...

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A Second Term, A Second Chance

Jan 7, 2015

When Rick Scott was elected governor four years ago, he promised to change the way state government operated. He appealed to the tea party with his message of shaking up the establishment. Once he...

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Sale of Sensitive Florida Lands Proves Harebrained...

Mar 1, 2014

Call me a cynic, but the plan to sell state-owned conservation lands in order to buy “better” conservation lands was, at best, an intellectually dishonest way to brag about funding environmental programs without actually...

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Losing ‘Protection’ in Environmental Agency...

Dec 27, 2012

Some of the state’s strongest protectors of our natural resources were recently expelled from the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP). Fifty-eight of the most knowledgeable and long-serving employees were let go in order...

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