Category Archives: Agency Actions

Don’t Fall for DEP’s Pandering to Polluters Says Former DEP Attorney

On Tuesday, January 10th, the Senate Environmental Preservation and Conservation Committee will meet and discuss DEP’s proposed Human Health Toxics Criteria.  The controversial regulations are languishing in the bowels of …

TECHNICAL COMMENTS SENT TO THE US EPA EXPOSES FAILURES OF TOXICS RULE

The following comment letter written by Mary C. Christman, a statistician and private consultant was sent to the US EPA from the Florida Clean Water Network.  The letter speaks for …

FL-CWN to EPA: FL TOXICS RULE IS JUST TOO RISKY!!!

October 13, 2016 Hon. Gina McCarthy,  Administrator                                                                                           U.S. Environmental Protection Agency                                                                                         Mail Code1101A                                                                                                                        1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.                                                                                       Washington, D.C. 20460                                                                                   McCarthy.gina@epa.gov Hon. Heather McTeer Toney, Regional Administrator                                                                 U.S. Environmental Protection …

PETITIONERS KICKED TO THE CURB!!! TEMPORARILY!

Dear Friends of Florida’s Waters: I wish I had better news, but yesterday Judge Bram Canter dismissed all petitions for an administrative hearing regarding the DEP’s Human Health-based toxics rule. …

DEP’S RAT NEST – RUNNING FOR COVER

Dear Friends of Florida’s Waters – The hearing on DEP’s efforts to dismiss all four petitioners who are challenging the proposed human health based toxics criteria was held last Wednesday …

SEMINOLE TRIBE DRAWS THE FIRST LINE IN THE SAND – FILES MOTION TO DISMISS DEP’S “INCOMPREHENSIBLE” RULE

Events are moving along quickly in the mega-match between the Florida Dept. of Environmental Protection (Don’t Expect Protection) and the four petitioners (Seminole Tribe, City of Miami, Martin County and …

DEP RUNNING IN CIRCLES – TRYING TO QUASH CITIZEN PARTICIPATION IN SETTING FLORIDA’S WATER QUALITY STANDARDS!

Dear Friends of Florida’s Waters: You would think that the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) would expect some feedback, even outrage, over their current efforts to allow more cancer-causing …

RICK SCOTT’S PATHETIC DEP – YOU CAN’T MAKE THIS STUFF UP!!!

Dear Friends of Florida’s Waters: I find myself looking forward to checking the docket for the DOAH (Division of Administrative Hearings) case over the proposed Human Health Toxics Criteria. The …

Miami Joins Seminole Battle Against DEP’s Human Health Toxics Rule

Dear Friends of Florida’s Waters: I’ve started on an update several times over the past week and each time, there was new information flowing in that made me start over. …

NEW DEVELOPMENT IN TOXICS RULE – GREAT OPPORTUNITY FOR US!!!

  Dear Friends of Florida’s Waters – This afternoon we received great news from the Seminole Nation in South Florida. They have petitioned for an administrative hearing at the Division …


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