Florida Politics

Nationwide standard pitched for vessel speed zones protecting whales

by Florida Politics | March 20, 2023
PEER and The Ocean Foundation filed the petition, which is the first to propose a nationwide minimum standard for whale safety zones. NOAA Fisheries would establish whale safety zones for all large ships entering or exiting American ports or transiting through marine sanctuaries and ...

Governor, Legislature did nothing to stop manatees from starving

by Florida Politics | March 20, 2022
I talked to Jerry Phillips of Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility about this. He said the state could be passing laws to make pollution rules stronger, require more inspections and monitoring, even shorten the timeline and increase the penalties for violators. “We need ...

Environmental inspections fell in Florida during COVID-19 pandemic

by Florida Politics | September 23, 2021
State environmental investigators inspected fewer potential violations in 2020 than in 2019, but the number of enforcement actions reached their highest level in nearly a decade, according to a new study from Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility. Department of Environmental ...
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