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Okeechobee Watershed Projects, Septage Solutions In Big Need of Funding

April 25, 2019 - 7:30am
Dan Peterson

The Legislature is in its final days and many bills concerning environmental protection from nitrogen and other nutrient “pollutants” seem sidelined for this year.  Few bills confronted the real issue: preventing nitrogen and other nutrients from entering groundwater and the aquifer. 

Perhaps they are being put off until they can be debated more fully next year, or there is a legislative “surprise” yet to come.  These issues are important and deserve careful consideration.  Most remaining bills deal more with reorganizing bureaucracies and requiring reports. 

U.S. Supreme Court Saves Florida Ratepayers Billions

February 19, 2016 - 1:15pm

Recently, electricity ratepayers received a huge gift from the Supreme Court of the United States. The justices voted to issue a stay halting the implementation of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan (CPP).

A Case of Property Rights: Easements and Utilities

November 2, 2015 - 3:00pm

Recently, there has been discussion of legislation filed during Florida’s 2015 General Session that, at its core, protects property rights, particularly the rights that accompany easement arrangements. Property rights issues like this one can often seem complicated, but protecting them should be a top priority for Floridians.

Improving Your Private Property? Check with the EPA

August 25, 2015 - 10:30am
There’s a surprise coming to Florida property owners at the end of August, one wrapped in the federal government’s signature red tape.
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