Posted 7 months ago on Sept. 1, 2013, 11:18 a.m. EST by shooz
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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."
All I can say is WTF??
It's not just the pythons.