This week, U.S. Rep. John Rutherford, R-Fla., introduced the “Preserving Recreation, Oceans, Tourism, Environment, and Coastal Towns (PROTECT) Florida Act.” More than half of the members of the Florida delegation in the U.S. House are backing the proposal which “creates...
In Tallahassee this week, state Sen. Lori Berman, D-Delray Beach, and state Rep. Yvonne Hayes Hinson, D-Gainesville, showcased their “Safe Waterways Act” proposal. The legislation will require county health departments to post and maintain warning signs at public bathing places...
U.S. Rep. Al Lawson, D-Fla., stressed that the application deadline is approaching for two school bus rebate opportunities. Earlier this month, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced $17 million in funding for school districts to upgrade old buses, which produce...
U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., and U.S. Rep. Michael Waltz, R-Fla., have brought back a proposal to change the national water quality allocation formula to the states. U.S. Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla.. and U.S. Rep. Anthony Brown, D-Mary., are among...
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...