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FL Governor Issues Executive Order
FLORIDA Gov. Rick Scott (R) issues Executive Order 18-202 , which urges Sunshine State counties to protect public beach access and directs the Department of Environmental Protection to support the efforts. It also...
CA Assembly Approves AB 1097
The CALIFORNIA Assembly approves AB 1097 , which would ban smoking at all of the state’s public parks and beaches. It moves to the Senate (LEXISNEXIS STATE NET).
CA Assembly Approves AB 319
The CALIFORNIA ,...
California Rejects AB 378
The CALIFORNIA Assembly rejects AB 378 , a bill that would have extended the state’s cap-and-trade program – which limits the amount of greenhouse gas emissions businesses are allowed to emit and charges those...
Florida Approves SB 10
The FLORIDA Senate approves SB 10 , which authorizes the use of state and federal funds to build a deep-water reservoir to store and clean water before it is released into the Everglades and to avoid toxic discharges into the...
Environment in CA
The U.S. Department of Interior agrees to stop approving oil and gas permits for drilling that uses hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, off the coast of CALIFORNIA until further study determines the practice is safe. The agreement...
The Florida League of Cities, which represents more than 400 municipal governments in that state, has filed a legal brief with the Florida Supreme Court urging it to reject a citizens’ initiative bound for the state’s November 2016 ballot...
FL Passes HB 1205
The FLORIDA House passes HB 1205, which would establish a regulatory framework for the oil and natural gas extraction process known as hydraulic fracturing, or fracking. The rules include establishing a permitting process and allowing...