Tuesday, August 3, 2021
“Preserving our environment is of the utmost importance as we confront the challenges of climate change,” Lawson said on Wednesday. “Proper stormwater management plays an essential role in protecting the quality of our water supply. 
This brings FEMA's total grants for the department's Hurricane Michael-related expenses to $179 million.
The Agricultural-Environmental Leadership Award recognizes agricultural producers who demonstrate leadership in developing and implementing innovative techniques to safeguard the environment and conserve natural resources.
FloridaDisaster.biz provides business owners with resources to prepare for potential disasters, critical updates during a disaster in order to stay informed, and post-disaster resources to help Florida’s businesses recover and get Floridians back to work.
Florida’s two U.S. senators--Republicans Marco Rubio and Rick Scott--have been able to guide the “South Florida Clean Coastal Waters Act” through committee and to the Senate floor. The proposal amends the “Harmful Algal Bloom and Hypoxia Research and Control Act.”...
On Thursday, Gov. Ron DeSantis held a roundtable with scientists, researchers and local business owners to discuss Florida’s commitment to combating red tide. “Since taking office, I have been hyper-focused on protecting our state’s water resources,” said  DeSantis. “We have...
This week, U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan, R-Fla., continued his push to keep manatees covered under the Endangered Species Act. At the start of 2018, Buchanan protested the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s (FWS) decision to downgrade manatees from “endangered” to...
Funding from FEMA’s Public Assistance program will provide reimbursements to Bay County, the Florida Department of Corrections and the Family of God Baptist Church.
U.S. Reps. Byron Donalds and Maria Elvira Salazar sent a letter to Isabella Guzman, the administrator of the Small Business Administration (SBA), urging her to provide more information on the preparedness of the Office of Disaster Assistance (ODA) for the 2021 hurricane season and the office’s ability to respond to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic while also managing loans stemming from natural disasters.
On Wednesday, members of the Florida delegation sent a letter to U.S. Commerce Sec. Gina Raimondo urging that the Department approve Florida’s request for disaster assistance for fisheries that were harmed by severe red tide events that occurred between 2015 and 2019.