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The EPA issued stricter health guidelines for those Wednesday, ahead of plans to adopt national drinking water standards next year. more
The Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is accepting comments on the springs restoration projects under consideration for funding in FY 2022-23. more
Gov. Ron DeSantis and his administration have approved 10 land and conservation easement acquisitions totaling more than 17,000 acres to preserve wildlife and natural habitats. more
Six years after the law had passed, and five years after it was supposed to produce the new rules, the agency finally announced that it had drafted the new regulations. There’s just one little problem. The language in DEP’s new rules was about the same as the old rules that the state was using when issuing permits in 2016. more
In an executive order issued on Nov. 18 with no warning, the commission’s executive director, Eric Sutton, waived several longstanding rules for moving gopher tortoises out of the way of new development. One rule he waived says you can’t move a tortoise more than 100 miles away from its home. more
If you are affected by a County code violation and wish to report it, you may not be able to do it anonymously anymore, thanks to a new state law. more
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