Posts Tagged ‘Environment’

Gov. Scott doesn’t let politics get in way of investing in firm that believes in climate change

Wednesday, May 17th, 2017

By Dan Christensen
FloridaBulldog.org
When Rick Scott ran for governor in 2010, he told a reporter he wasn’t convinced that global warming was real. In 2015, the Scott Administration was reported to have told state employees to lay off using “climate change” and “global warming” in official communications. Today, the governor’s office dodges questions about Scott’s position on the use of those terms.
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With help from investor-Gov. Scott, Sabal Trail natural gas pipeline looks to open in June

Thursday, March 23rd, 2017

By Joseph A. Mann Jr.
FloridaBulldog.org
The Sabal Trail natural gas pipeline, a giant interstate project whose tail reaches over 268 miles into Florida, has generated fierce opposition as its construction moves through the state from Georgia to its end-point in Osceola County, where it is scheduled to link up to an existing gas pipeline in June.
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Val Demings on Donald Trump: ‘We’re going to hold him accountable’

Thursday, January 26th, 2017
At a ceremonial swearing-in for newly-elected Congresswoman Val Demings in Orlando, she and Sen. Bill Nelson, along with House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, spoke out fiercely against several of President Donald Trump‘s actions in his first week of office.
In a letter to Trump, Nelson expresses dissatisfaction with Trump’s freeze on government hiring, saying it will have a negative effect on veterans.
“A hiring freeze at VA will delay veterans’ access to health care and resolution of their disability claims,” he writes. “Which for many of our nation’s heroes provides a sole source of income to them and their families. Our

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In legislative session, Linda Stewart wants to focus on bills for the environment, mental health

Monday, November 21st, 2016
Linda Stewart is headed to the state Senate this week for District 13, and her agenda going forward is mostly focused on liberal issues like the environment – but she also wants to do something to curb gun violence, even if only by tackling the mental health aspect.
Talking to FloridaPolitics.com Sunday, Stewart said some of her first priorities in terms of passing bills would be to protect the environment by conserving quality water and stopping fracking.
“I don’t think an unelected body should be making decisions to increase carcinology allowed in our water supply,” she said, “as it happened over

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Donald Trump likely to try to reverse Barack Obama’s environment initiatives

Friday, November 11th, 2016
President-elect Donald Trump has not minced words about his approach to environment and energy policy: He loathes regulation and wants to increase the use of coal, offshore drilling and fracking.
Trump has said he believes climate change is a hoax and that he would “cancel” U.S. involvement in the landmark Paris Agreement on global warming.
While he’s been vague about precise policies, Trump’s election likely means trouble for some of President Barack Obama‘s signature environmental initiatives, environmentalists and policy analysts say.
They say it’s probable that Trump’s administration will seek to weaken or kill the Clean Power Plan, a cornerstone Obama policy

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Updates from the 1st presidential debate

Tuesday, September 27th, 2016
The Latest on the first of three presidential debates between Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump (all times EDT):
10:45 p.m.
Both candidates concluded the first presidential debate by saying they will accept the outcome if the other wins.
Hillary Clinton spoke directly to viewers and said, “It’s not about us, it’s about you.”
Donald Trump initially dodged the same question, saying he would make a “seriously troubled” America “great again.” He added: “I’m going to be able to do it. I don’t believe Hillary Clinton will.”
But Trump finished his answer by saying that if Clinton wins, “I will absolutely support her.”
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10:43

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Gov. Scott’s blind trust and a company with a massive pollution problem

Thursday, September 22nd, 2016

By Dan Christensen
FloridaBulldog.org
When Gov. Rick Scott put $133 million of his assets into a blind trust two years ago, he included his shares of Mosaic, owner of the Central Florida fertilizer plant where 215 million gallons of contaminated wastewater recently drained into an aquifer that provides drinking water for millions of Floridians.
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Jack Nicklaus, partners pay $400K to settle charges they filled wetlands at golf club

Tuesday, September 13th, 2016

By Francisco Alvarado
FloridaBulldog.org
Golf legend Jack Nicklaus has given up a legal battle over federal accusations that his companies violated the Clean Water Act by disturbing environmentally protected wetlands in The Bear’s Club, a private golf course community he built 17 years ago.
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Judge: Pipeline foes can’t raise Gov. Scott’s alleged conflict of interest

Tuesday, October 13th, 2015

By Dan Christensen
FloridaBulldog.org
A Tallahassee administrative judge has ruled that environmental opponents of the proposed Sabal Trail natural gas pipeline cannot raise allegations that Gov. Rick Scott has a financial conflict of interest in the project.
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Michael Bass: Don’t just blindly follow all ‘green’ trends — do your research first

Wednesday, September 30th, 2015
Nowadays it is politically correct to be “green” – to say and do things that seem to minimize one’s impact on the environment and to preach to others to do the same.
But I am tired of people who portray themselves as somehow better environmentally than others just because they follow the latest trend without thinking it through. I want to point out glaring inconsistencies about such people and to describe some simple steps anyone can take to really reduce his or her impact on the environment.
For example, just changing out the old tungsten filament bulbs in one’s home for

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Pipeline foes ask DEP to deny key permit; Cite ‘conflict of interest’ by Gov. Scott

Tuesday, September 1st, 2015

By Dan Christensen
FloridaBulldog.org
Opponents of a proposed natural gas pipeline in North Florida are asking Florida regulators to reject the project, citing both dangers to the environment and a “conflict of interest” by the regulators’ boss, Gov. Rick Scott.
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