DeSantis Plan: Move Wildlife Cops to Agency Not Known for Enforcing Rules

From: Tampa Bay Times

“Other environmental advocates speculated about what DeSantis had in mind. Manley Fuller, president of the Florida Wildlife Federation for more than 30 years, said, “It may be to shift environmental pollution enforcement to DEP and have fish and wildlife enforcement continue to reside at” the Wildlife Commission. Another theory, put forth by Jerry Phillips of the group Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, is that “it could signal an effort to give the appearance of a more aggressive” environmental agency after so many years of the opposite.”

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