Sunday, February 28, 2021
State Sen. Linda Stewart, D- Orlando, and state Rep. Joy Goff-Marcil, D- Maitland, have filed legislation to put into law several major recommendations of the Blue-Green Algae Task Force.
“The Southern States Energy Board was enacted by Congress in 1960 to enhance economic and innovations in energy and environment programs. Sixteen southern states and two territories are represented on the Board, with each governor and two legislators from each delegation,” the speaker’s office noted.
On Tuesday, state Sen. Linda Stewart, D-Orlando, and state Rep. Thad Altman, R-Indian Harbour Beach, offered a proposal to have $100 million appropriated to Florida Forever, moving the funds from the Land Acquisition Trust Fund (LATF).
With the regular session of the Florida Legislature ready to begin next week, two Miami Republicans--state Sen. Ileana Garcia and state House Speaker Pro Tempore Bryan Avila--introduced a proposal to create a Biscayne Bay Commission to oversee environmental issues impacting the bay.
U.S. Rep. Maria Elvira Salazar, R-Fla., and U.S. Rep. Darren Soto, D-Fla., teamed up on the matter last week. 
The FFS Green Incident Management Team (IMT) deployed at the end of last week to the Randolph Air Force Base Auxiliary east of San Antonio, Texas. John Kern, the deputy chief of field operations, is serving as incident commander.
Back in June, Steube brought out the “U.S. Citrus Protection Act,” which, his office noted, “would prohibit the importation of commercially produced fresh citrus fruit from China.”
Devin Hartman is the director of energy and environmental policy and a resident senior fellow at the R Street Institute, a nonprofit, nonpartisan, public policy research organization that is engaged in policy research and outreach to promote free markets and limited, effective government.
The GCF is an element of the Paris Climate Agreement. This letter follows President Biden’s recent Executive Order on the United States’ intent to rejoin the Paris Climate Agreement. Scott noted he is committed to addressing the impacts of climate change and protecting the environment while ensuring that every American tax dollar spent provides a measurable and acceptable return on investment and serves the interests of the United States.
Fried was joined via Zoom by Acting Administrator Richard Flournoy of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Risk Management Agency (RMA) and other RMA senior and regional leaders to answer questions from agriculture producers on crop insurance and risk management.