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by @jenstaletovich Florida and its federal environmental partners seem to be having a Kumbaya moment. Over the last month, the South Florida Water Management District and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, frequently at odds over protecting endangered species and water... Continue reading
Posted Mar 9, 2018 at Naked Politics
by @jenstaletovich Florida environmental regulators have signed off on a billion-dollar reservoir that some Everglades activists say still does too little to fix the ailing watershed. In an order issued Monday evening, the Florida Department of Environmental Protection concluded the... Continue reading
Posted Mar 6, 2018 at Naked Politics
by @jenstaletovich Florida's two U.S. senators, Republican Marco Rubio and Democrat Bill Nelson, are sounding the alarm on Florida's nearly extinct grasshopper sparrows. In a letter to U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Deputy Director Greg Sheehan this week, the two... Continue reading
Posted Feb 7, 2018 at Naked Politics
@jenstaletovich Two days before lawmakers are set to discuss a massive Everglades reservoir, things are getting complicated. On Tuesday, Florida environmentalists urged Gov. Rick Scott to step in and fix a design they say does too little to store and... Continue reading
Posted Jan 16, 2018 at Naked Politics
by @jenstaletovich A ride-along with Florida python hunters paid off for Lt. Gov. Carlos Lopez-Cantera on Monday when the team bagged a 15-foot, four-inch female snake Monday night. The group, headed by Swamp Ape Tom Rahill, snagged the snake about... Continue reading
Posted May 16, 2017 at Naked Politics
by @jenstaletovich The conservative James Madison Institute has calculated what an Everglades reservoir will cost the state beyond purchasing the land and it's not cheap: 4,148 jobs, either direct or indirect, and a $695 million hit to the state's economy.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 27, 2017 at Naked Politics
by @jenstaletovich Florida scientists who two years ago called out Rick Scott for failing to acknowledge the dire impacts from climate change have turned their attention to Donald Trump. On Wednesday, a letter signed by 26 scientists from the state's... Continue reading
Posted Oct 26, 2016 at Naked Politics
by @jenstaletovich Everglades restoration took a step forward Thursday when the U.S. Senate passed a massive waterworks bill that includes a plan aimed at fixing the overlooked heart of the vast wetlands. In 94-3 vote, senators approved the Water Resources... Continue reading
Posted Sep 15, 2016 at Naked Politics
@jenstaletovich When it comes to climate change, Hillary Clinton presents a clear choice over her opponent, Donald Trump, who has called the phenomenon driving increased flooding in South Florida a "hoax," campaign chairman John Podesta told a University of Miami... Continue reading
Posted Sep 12, 2016 at Naked Politics
@jenstaletovich The toxic algae piling up on Florida's Treasure Coast is turning up the heat on a simmering dispute between South Florida water managers and federal wildlife officials. At Thursday's monthly water management district meeting, U.S. Fish and Wildlife state... Continue reading
Posted Jul 15, 2016 at Naked Politics
by @jenstaletovich The Obama administration's Clean Power Plan that State Attorney General Pam Bondi said would "trample our state's rights" when she joined 23 other states last October to fight it has some new admirers: seven Florida cities. On Friday,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2016 at Naked Politics
@jenstaletovich The next best hope for Florida's ailing Everglades may be a senator from Oklahoma who doesn't believe in climate change. This week, Republican Sen. Jim Inhofe told the Miami Herald that fellow Sen. Marco Rubio had convinced him to... Continue reading
Posted Mar 10, 2016 at Naked Politics
@jenstaletovich If you've got something to say to the governing board of the South Florida Water Management District, talk fast. On Thursday, the board unveiled a new policy that cuts back on public comment. Rather than give speakers three minutes... Continue reading
Posted Dec 10, 2015 at Naked Politics
@jenstaletovich KEY WEST -- Climate change is still a dirty word in Tallahassee. On the last day of a three-day Key West summit on climate change in South Florida, local lawmakers said they are chipping away at problems tied to... Continue reading
Posted Dec 3, 2015 at Naked Politics
@jenstaletovich The small but feisty city of South Miami and Broward County, a longtime Democratic stronghold, is squaring off with Florida's Republican leadership in the national fight to cut greenhouse gases by imposing limits on power plants. On Wednesday, the... Continue reading
Posted Nov 4, 2015 at Naked Politics
@jenstaletovich Citing a series of Miami Herald articles on sea level rise, Miami Rep. José Javier Rodríguez, a Miami Democrat, invited Republican Attorney General Pam Bondi to visit South Florida for a quickie tutorial on climate change. "It was with... Continue reading
Posted Oct 29, 2015 at Naked Politics
@jenstaletovich Would a President Jeb Bush finally finish what he started as Gov. Jeb Bush? In a blueprint for how he would manage federal lands, Bush says he would "expedite funding, studies and permitting for water infrastructure, especially water storage... Continue reading
Posted Oct 22, 2015 at Naked Politics
@jenstaletovich South Miami Mayor Phil Stoddard, a biology professor and possibly the greenest mayor in South Florida, has been appointed to a White House council created to protect and restore oceans and coastal ecosystems. Stoddard will serve a two-year term... Continue reading
Posted Oct 21, 2015 at Naked Politics
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