Florida Department of Environmental Protection Getting Weaker Under Rick Scott
Gov. Rick Scott appears on track to fulfill his vision of making the Florida Department of Environmental Protection a customer-service oriented rubber stamp that allows industry to dump on the environment with little worry.
This drop in enforcement is in line with orders handed out by top DEP officials. An internal memo from Jeff Littlejohn, deputy secretary for regulatory programs at DEP, urges employees to work with companies and public entities found in violation of environmental laws rather than take action.
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