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Stories with organization: Florida Department of Environmental Protection
  • Florida House passes bill to study, regulate fracking 
    Updated: Jan-27-16 6:54 pm

    TALLAHASSEE, Florida - The state House approved a bill Wednesday that would create regulations for fracking despite strong opposition from Democrats who said the oil and gas drilling practice could contaminate groundwater, damage the environment, make people sick and hurt Florida's tourism industry.

  • How to save Silver Springs? State, environmentalists differ 
    Updated: Jan-17-16 12:05 am

    SILVER SPRINGS STATE PARK, Florida - The Florida Department of Environmental Protection plan that outlines how to repair the polluted Silver Springs presented the local environmental community with an interesting quandary: Was it better to continue participating in the state exercise, even though it seems ineffective, or to walk away from the table in disgust and give up its role in the formal process?