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Forum Post: Florida's WAR on the Environment

Posted 1 year ago on Sept. 1, 2013, 11:18 a.m. EST by shoozTroll (17632)
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"Cases and Fines Nosedive to Record Low Levels; Penalties Collected Fall 70%"

"Tallahassee — Enforcement of anti-pollution laws in Florida have plummeted to historic low levels during the second full year of Governor Rick Scott’s tenure, according to agency figures released today by Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER). Unprecedented deep across-the-board declines occurred in all areas of enforcement activity in nearly every district and division within the state Department of Environmental Protection (DEP).

This precipitous fall-off in cases brought, enforcement orders, and fines assessed and collected during 2012 comes on top of significant drops in these measures in 2011. This steep slide appears to reflect directives by Gov. Scott’s DEP that staff should avoid pursuing enforcement action if at all possible. At the same time, DEP has been roiled by demoralizing and selective layoffs targeting staff with enforcement duties."

http://www.peer.org/news/news-releases/2013/08/29/florida-pollution-enforcement-in-paralysis/

All I can say is WTF??

It's not just the pythons.

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[-] 1 points by GirlFriday (17435) 1 year ago

What else do you expect from such a large group of Koch heads?

[-] 0 points by shoozTroll (17632) 1 year ago

Sleazy fines?

[-] 0 points by GirlFriday (17435) 1 year ago

Ya. I think that they know that ain't going to do anything.

[-] 0 points by GirlFriday (17435) 1 year ago

Yes, yes it does.

[-] 0 points by shoozTroll (17632) 1 year ago

Bee death=$1,500

Killing millions of bees Doesn't get much of a reaction in Florida these days.

A small fine and the killing will continue.

http://grist.org/news/farm-kills-millions-of-bees-with-illegal-pesticide-spraying-gets-slap-on-wrist/

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[-] 1 points by shoozTroll (17632) 1 year ago

It seems to have a lot to do with our old friends ALEC and those precocious, libe(R)tarian munchkins, the Koch brothers.

(Aren't they cute?)(In a really polluted kind of way.)

http://www.examiner.com/article/florida-s-rick-scott-just-call-him-governor-pollution

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[-] 0 points by shoozTroll (17632) 1 year ago

Easy for you and me to say.

We're both well above sea level................:)

Still, I hate seeing the Koch's and such having their way with any State.

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[-] 0 points by shoozTroll (17632) 1 year ago

Barring major tectonic movement you should be fine....:)

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[-] 1 points by shoozTroll (17632) 1 year ago

I hope you kept up with your whitewater rafting skills.

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[-] 0 points by MattLHolck (16833) from San Diego, CA 1 year ago

I'm more worried about being driven out by rent

[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (26307) from Coon Rapids, MN 1 year ago

Or start putting up structures for an underwater theme park?

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[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (26307) from Coon Rapids, MN 1 year ago

but I'm afraid the weather insurance will be prohibitively expensive . .

I'LL bet - till it reaches a certain depth - then the storm above is just that - above. Though the insurance would still likely be high as your structure might go down a new sink hole.

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[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (26307) from Coon Rapids, MN 1 year ago

the capacity to raise sea levels for the next several centuries . . .

I think "we" will live to see a significant rise in sea levels - and much more will happen - way in advance of previously published expectations.

[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (26307) from Coon Rapids, MN 1 year ago

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[-] 2 points by DKAtoday (26307) from Coon Rapids, MN 1 year ago

Anyway - If the massive sea walls required are not built - starting now ( wow 100% employment possible here folks - world wide - WooHoo ) - everyone on low lying coastal land ( or low lying in-land land that is sharing low lying topography connected to the coast ) should be looking to move to higher elevations.

[-] 1 points by MattLHolck (16833) from San Diego, CA 1 year ago

we can't justify feeding and clothing people unless they're working

[-] -2 points by ConferenceCall (-3) 1 year ago

I recently watched a documentary called Pacific Rim and unfortunately, those sea walls will not work.

[-] 2 points by DKAtoday (26307) from Coon Rapids, MN 1 year ago

Depends - how much ground is necessary to sacrifice(?) to make sea walls possible. Areas of construction may well be a ways away from the ocean and incorporate a lot of existing topography.

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[-] 1 points by shoozTroll (17632) 1 year ago

No.

What you mean to say, is that YOU aren't listening......

FLAKESnews is much to loud in your ears to hear much of anything at all.

If closing down womens health clinics in teabagge(R) States isn't a war on women?

What do you think would qualify?

[+] -4 points by TropicalDepression (-45) 1 year ago

24 Comments all by the same four people.

You do realize theres a hell of a lot more industry in Michigan and Ilinois than there is here right? They could put regulations here at 0, and Michigan would still be a net producer much higher.

At least ENVIRONMENT is spelled correct.

The war against the environment is by HUMANS. To single out specific states is pretty amateur.

If would be like me saying that because you worked for the oil companies your whole life- yes, thats who runs the auto industry- that it means you are directly responsible for global warming.

[-] 1 points by shoozTroll (17632) 1 year ago

Is your mouth writing checks you can't fill again?

The difference is, I have been posting about pollution in Michigan.

We actually try and fight that stuff.

You on the other hand ignore it completely, as it applies to your State.

Spelling is correctable.

Your checks??

Not cashable.

[-] 1 points by GirlFriday (17435) 1 year ago

and therefore don't discuss it. You guys are so freaking transparent for your line of shit.

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[-] 0 points by shoozTroll (17632) 1 year ago

Like I said.

I have pointed it out.

hchc? Never!

What State are you in, that you think you have anything to offer?