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Lawmakers Sort Out Details Of Oil Spill MoneyWith billions of dollars coming to Florida in reparation for the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, a Senate panel Tuesday tried to get a better feel for how the money will be spent.
Judge To Consider Florida Pipeline Permit DisputeA judge is set to consider an environmental group's efforts to block construction of a pipeline mean to transport gas into Florida from Alabama.
Interim Chiefs Of DEP, FDLE File To Make Jobs PermanentThe interim leaders of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement both want to make their jobs permanent.
DEP Leader Says It: 'Climate Change'Disputing reports that state agencies are prohibited from using the words "climate change," top environmental official Jonathan Steverson repeatedly uttered the phrase during a confirmation hearing Wednesday.
House Likely To Pursue Limited Land BuyingA House committee that crafted a newly approved water-policy plan is now looking at how a voter-approved increase in conservation dollars should be used for land management.
State Adopts 10-Year, $750 Million Plan To Clean Up LakeThe Florida Department of Environmental Protection has adopted a 10-year, $750 million plan to help rid Lake Okeechobee of excess nutrients.
Scott Names Environmental Protection, Elder Affairs LeadersJonathan Steverson, who for the past two years has overseen one of the state's five water-management districts, will head the Florida Department of Environmental Protection as Gov. Rick Scott begins a second term.
Florida Environmental Protection Secretary ResignsHerschel Vinyard, Secretary of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, is resigning Dec. 1.
$627M In Gulf Oil Spill Recovery Projects ApprovedPlans to spend $627 million on 44 projects meant to aid recovery from the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico were approved Friday, but environmentalists are fuming that $58 million will go to an Alabama beachfront hotel they say will hurt rather than help the Gulf.
Texas Drilling Company Shuts Down Disputed Well A disputed southwest Florida oil well is shut down until further notice.
Collier County Wants Oil Company's Permit Revoked Colliery County officials are asking for the state to revoke a permit for a Texas oil company to drill on an island surrounded by a sanctuary.
Gov. Scott Pledges $130M To Everglades Restoration Florida Gov. Rick Scott pledged $130 million on Wednesday intended for Florida's Everglades and South Florida waterways projects for the upcoming year.
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