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Lawmakers: Trump’s environmental rollbacks threaten minority communities

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration is suspending key environmental reviews during the pandemic and critics warn the move could further harm poor and minority...

Unfortunately for FL’s environment, the word ‘preserve’ doesn’t really mean ‘preserved’

Florida can be such an odd place.In the 1980s our tourism slogan bragged that “the rules are different here,” and that’s still the case....

Environmentalists wonder what went wrong with chief resilience officer’s job

Florida’s first statewide resilience officer, appointed to protect the state from the ravages of climate change, has left after a short stint.Environmentalists, who had...

No dang wetland should ever interfere with the pursuit of profit!

OCCUPIED TALLAHASSEE — Stop worrying your pretty little head. The state of Florida knows what’s best for that ecosystem thingamajig, so sit back, relax,...

Polluted waters: Will FL lawmakers insist on tough cleanup measures?

Toxic algae blooms, red tide, chronic sewage spills and agricultural runoff are fouling Florida waterways, creating hazards to humans and marine life and making...

Chief science officer defends water-quality bills that critics argue are deeply...

Florida Chief Science Officer Tom Frazer on Thursday defended his praise of water-quality legislation that environmentalists say is designed to fail and protects polluters.“I...

Huh? Clean-water groups say chief science officer is missing the point

Clean-water organizations lobbying for strong legislation to clean up water pollution in Florida are calling upon the state’s chief science officer to “set the...

Progressives condemn the state’s conservative attacks on home rule

Labor representatives, environmentalists, LGBTQ supporters, and others gathered in the Capitol Thursday to condemn legislative attacks on home rule that are killing progressive policies...

Florida will buy 20,000 acres in Everglades to block oil-drilling plan

The state will buy 20,000 acres of wetlands in the Florida Everglades for no less than $16.5 million to block the possibility of oil-drilling...

‘Greener’ GOP still stalling on clean energy and climate change in...

Florida Republicans belatedly acknowledging climate change and its harm to the state are looking ‘greener’ than they have in decades, but critics say it...

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