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How to Solve Florida’s Lax Enforcement on Pollution

by Orlando Sentinel | September 14, 2023
Florida Today recently reported on the under-punishment of pollution in Florida. It pointed to findings reported by the Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER) that, “Thirty-four years of Florida environmental enforcement data … depict an enforcement program in crisis ...

Florida’s environmental commission hasn’t met in 4 years

by Orlando Sentinel | April 9, 2021
“Last week, the nation watched as Florida dumped more than 200 million gallons of wastewater into Tampa Bay to avoid a community-flooding disaster. PEER (Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility) tracks the number of cases that Fla’s Dept. of Environmental Protection opens ...

Orlando’s secret life of sewers: What workers hope you never know

by Orlando Sentinel | November 18, 2020
“Florida has hundreds of private and public sewers. They are vital for protecting human health. They can be an asset or a villain in the struggle to heal sickly rivers and coastal waters. Sewage challenges will amplify with population growth and as rising sea levels drown sewers of ...

Toxic algae, polluted waters: Has Florida finally had enough? | Commentary

by Orlando Sentinel | March 5, 2019
“This is why several communities in southwest Florida — including Venice, Sarasota and North Port — passed resolutions asking DeSantis to adopt measures specifically like the one Good and Livingston drafted. They are sick of everyone else’s crap (sometimes literally) fouling their ...
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