The Florida Legislature is in full swing with the end of session looming on March 9, 2018. As in past years, there are bills on critical water and protecting local government rights sitting in Committee with the clock ticking.
Clean Water Action objects to Burnett Oil’s proposed plan to conduct a seismic survey for oil and gas in Big Cypress National Preserve.
On January 5, 2016 the Florida Public Service Commission gave Florida Power and Light (FPL) the initial green light to build a $1.3 billion, 1,633 megawatt natural gas-fired power plant in Okeechobee County.
Governor Scott and key state lawmakers have said that water is a budget priority. We'll hold them accountable to those statements.
In January, Lawmakers and the Governor passed a major water policy law. Though the new law is flaunted by state lawmakers as a strong policy that will protect springs and dedicate money for water, there are several weaknesses.