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Florida Department of Environmental Protection

Florida has reopened 114 of the state parks that were closed for Hurricane Irma.

Conservation groups, Governor Rick Scott and Cabinet members are praising Florida’s newest top environmental regulator, Noah Valenstein, as a consensus builder dedicated to public service.

Environmental groups are giving Florida Department of Environmental Protection Secretary Jon Steverson mixed reviews as he becomes one of the latest of Governor Rick Scott's top lieutenant's to step down.

Florida Department of Environmental Protection

An outgoing state utility regulator is landing a new job to head Florida's parks system after the old director was abruptly demoted.

Miami Will Appeal Controversial Water Standards Ruling

Sep 20, 2016

City of Miami officials said they would appeal a ruling after a judge tossed out challenges to controversial new state water-quality standards.

  Florida environmental regulators passed new rules Tuesday that will increase the levels of some toxic chemicals allowed in Florida's water.


The state wants to increase the amount of toxins it can put in Florida’s surface waters. State officials said they’re doing this based on federal guidelines. But some people worry it could harm residents.