Matthew Schwartz

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2014

    DEP Advisory Committee Says No to Oil Drilling in Big Cypress Swamp

    Environmentalists took heart yesterday when a Texas oil company's request for official permission to drill deep into the Big Cypress watershed got a thumbs-down from an arm of the Department of Environmental Protection. See also: - Oil Companies Are Planning to Drill in Florida Panther Habitat How ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2014

    Oil Companies Are Planning to Drill in Florida Panther Habitat

    A Brooklyn guy who fell in love with the wilderness of off-road South Florida, Matthew Schwartz was alarmed to learn last spring of plans for oil drilling on the edge of the Florida Panther National Wildlife Refuge. The group he leads, the South Florida Wildlands Association, joined with others to s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 26, 2013

    Hunt Gators in Loxahatchee? Sure, Why Not

    Git yer huntin' guns, boys! Hunting gators in Loxahatchee will soon be a thing. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced that it's expanding hunting at 26 national wildlife refuges, including Loxahatchee wildlife refuge. Despite an outpouring of emails and letters saying that gator hunting kin ... More >>

  • News

    January 29, 2009

    Developer Tibor Hollo Helped Build Miami

    An epic condo bust can't burst his bubble.