Florida House Approves Office Of Energy MoveAs Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried holds out for “cooler heads” in the Senate, House Speaker José Oliva is hopeful he will gain support for his chamber’s effort to move the Office of Energy from under her watch.
Almost All Florida State Parks That Were Damaged By Hurricane Michael Have Re-OpenedCamping returned Tuesday to Three Rivers State Park, which was partially reopened last month as repairs continued after damage from Hurricane Michael in October.
Florida Senate Poised To Back Move Of Law Enforcement OfficersA shift of 19 Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission law-enforcement officers to the Department of Environmental Protection, a change sought by Gov. Ron DeSantis, was teed up Wednesday by the Senate for a final vote.
DEP Seeks $50 Million For Florida ForeverA request is on the desk of Gov. Rick Scott to replenish the state's most prominent land-preservation fund.
Scott, Cabinet Start Looking For Environmental ChiefA new year brings a lot of new tasks for politicians in Florida’s capital to discuss.
Seminole Tribe Challenges Water StandardsThe Seminole Tribe of Florida has filed a legal challenge against controversial new state water-quality standards.
House Backs High-Profile Drilling, 'Uber' BillsAfter an intense debate spread over two days, the Florida House on Wednesday approved a bill that would revamp regulation of the controversial oil and gas drilling process known as "fracking."
Former Governor Calls On Scott To Stop Water BillFormer Florida Gov. and U.S. Sen. Bob Graham has added his name to the list of opponents asking Gov. Rick Scott to veto a water-policy bill that is expected to be signed Thursday.
Controversial Water Protection Bill Passes In Senate, Moves To HouseDespite objections from environmentalists, the Florida Senate unanimously passed a massive bill on Wednesday aiming to protect and restore the state's springs, waterways and groundwater.
Springs Backers Seek Water Policy ChangesAn advocacy group for Florida's natural springs has outlined concerns with a major water-policy bill that is expected to be quickly approved during the upcoming 2016 legislative session.
Opponents Say State's Clean Water Proposal Isn't Good EnoughMore than two years in the making, the House and Senate will take up a statewide water-policy proposal after the 2016 legislative session goes through its opening rituals.
State Faces Second Challenge On 'Amendment 1' SpendingA Gainesville-based environmental group has launched a second legal challenge to how lawmakers carried out a constitutional amendment that requires spending on land acquisition and preservation.
TB Hospital Buyer Seeks Refund Over Land EstimateA development company that acquired the site of the former A.G. Holley state tuberculosis hospital last year in Palm Beach County wants a $1.29 million refund from the state because the property has less land than advertised.
New Hunt For Oil In Florida Raises Environmental ConcernsRenewed hunts for oil in sensitive Florida ecosystems have environmental groups raising questions about the state's regulation of the oil and gas industry.
Cave Diving Death Under Investigation In Volusia County Investigators in Volusia County are trying to figure out why a man died over the weekend cave diving.