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PEER review finds Florida once again is under-punishing pollution

by Florida Today | September 1, 2023
After a promising first few years under Gov. Ron DeSantis, Florida is right back to its dirty old ways of going soft on environmental violators, a nonprofit watchdog group says. Anti-pollution enforcement sharply declined in 2022, according to a new analysis by Public Employees for ...

Environmental group: Florida pollution enforcement fell into ‘COVID coma’

by Florida Today | September 29, 2021
“The state agency most responsible for keeping sewage out of the Indian River Lagoon and drinking water safe went too soft on violators last year, according to a nonprofit group of public employees. Despite a tripling in overall penalty amounts — driven by a handful of big fines ...

Florida Environmental Fines Dip by Half in a Decade

by Florida Today | December 12, 2019
“Florida’s environmental cops fine fewer than half as many polluters today less than half as much than they did a decade ago, before former Gov. Rick Scott took office and shifted state regulators to a more pro-business posture, state data shows. Through the first week of ...
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