| Dec 11, 2014
| 12:50 PM
Gov. Rick Scott on Thursday named Jonathan P. Steverson as the new director of Florida's Department of Environmental Protection.
If approved by the state Cabinet, Steverson will leave his job since 2012 as director of the Northwest Florida Water...
| Jan 19, 2015
| 5:31 AM
The last coal-fired steamship operating in U.S. waters is undergoing a makeover to meet the terms of a deal with the Environmental Protection Agency to eliminate pollution from the disposal of coal ash.
Work on the 62-year-old SS Badger began last...
| Nov 11, 2014
| 1:09 PM
A letter to the editor has a headline, "Voters promise to continue watching officials."Yes, I, too, want to watch as our elected officials make decisions in our name.
One issue that is pressing at the moment is the Environmental Protection Agency's...
| Jan 16, 2015
| 2:18 PM
Pennsylvania's two U.S. senators are pushing to exempt waste coal power plants — like those in Northampton, Carbon and Schuylkill counties — from a pair of recent federal pollution rules.
The proposal from Republican Pat Toomey and...
| Jan 16, 2015
| 6:17 PM
The state Department of Environmental Protection released what it says is the most thorough study conducted of radioactive materials associated with oil and gas extraction on Thursday.
In January 2013, the DEP announced it would take a close look at...
| Jan 13, 2015
| 7:51 AM
The City Commission has approved two grant agreements funding improvements at the Mead Grove wetlands area, clearing the way for a restoration of Lake Lillian.
On Monday, the commission approved use of a $400,000 grant from the Florida Department of...
| Nov 12, 2014
| 3:21 PM
With Republican Mitch McConnell the almost certain Senate majority leader, local representation from coal-rich Kentucky will send the nation back to the dark ages of energy policy. The forward progress made by the Environmental Protection Agency on...
| Jan 11, 2015
| 10:12 AM
An essential cure for Florida's ailing rivers and lakes is to prevent pollution related to sewage, storm water and other sources that make harmful algae grow wild.
The task is painstaking and expensive, which is why Florida wants to go statewide with...
| Jan 9, 2015
| 3:29 PM
Chemical plants, coal mines, power plants, steel mills and oil refineries, and even the maple syrup industry must disclose their releases of hazardous pollutants on the federal Toxic Release Inventory.
But the rapidly expanding natural gas-drilling...
| Jan 7, 2015
| 1:37 PM
TALLAHASSEE – Florida environmentalists want lawmakers to steer $80 million a year into protecting Florida’s springs and $150 million into buying new environmentally threatened landscapes.
But dividing $757.7 million next year between...
| Jan 8, 2015
| 1:25 PM
A Connecticut-based environmental group has decided to go to court in an attempt to block the federal sale of Plum Island, claiming the property in Long Island Sound is critical to the welfare of endangered and threatened species.
Save the Sound, a...