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Fracking Bill Dead in FL Legislature

Stalemate!!! Fracking Bill is dead for this year! The Florida House and Senate could not agree on a fracking ban in the 2017 Session.  The House wanted a scientific study before instituting a ban, where the Senate wanted a ban based on what is already known about Florida’s geology, fracking, and the need to protect […]

DECF Position: Developments of Regional Impact

Over the past decade, new legislation has weakened higher impact review of Developments of Regional Impact (DRI) at city, county, regional, and state agency levels. Departments, divisions, and other offices previously responsible for thorough analysis of environmental impact have been packed by gubernatorial board appointees who possess apparent conflicts of interest, owing to their private-sector […]