Last week, members of the Florida congressional delegation sent a letter to President Joe Biden and Interior Secretary Deb Haaland detailing their concerns regarding proposals by Burnett Oil Co., Inc to drill in Florida’s Everglades. “Members of the Florida congressional...
Last week, North Florida Land Trust (NFLT) named Ramesh Buch as its new director of conservation acquisitions. Buch has 30 years of experience in the environmental field with 25 years in land conservation. Buch will serve on the nonprofit’s leadership...
On Tuesday, Gov. Ron DeSantis announced that the Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) is awarding $2 million in Florida Job Growth Grant Funds to the city of St. Pete Beach. This funding, along with a $2 million match from the...
Last week, state Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried and the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) provided formal public comment at the Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s public meeting on the draft Underground Injection Control Class I Injection...
Last week, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., introduced the “Reusing Equipment for Environmental Fortification (REEF) Act,” which is backed by the Florida delegation in the U.S. House, in the upper chamber. U.S. Rep. Maria Elvira Salazar, R-Fla., introduced the REEF...
This week, U.S. Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., showcased three bills he brought out at the end of last month “to reform the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP)" and “help lower the cost of flood insurance and ensure the property...
This week, state Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried showcased a new energy efficiency bill that is sponsored by state Sen. Tina Polsky, D-Boca Raton, and state Rep. Kelly Skidmore, D-Boca Raton, at a press conference in Boca Raton. The legislation would...