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Environment Federal

Gaetz finds co-sponsors for bill to abolish EPA

February 6, 2017

Congressman Matt Gaetz (R-Fort Walton Beach) found three co-sponsors for his bill to abolish the Environmental Protection Agency by the end of 2018 (H.R.861): Barry Loudermilk (R-Georgia), Thomas Massie (R-Kentucky), and Steven Palazzo (R-Mississippi). Over the…

Environment Federal

Buzz: Gaetz wants to abolish EPA

January 31, 2017

Huffington Post has reported that Congressman Matt Gaetz (R-Fort Walton Beach) has drafted a bill to “completely abolish” the Environmental Protection Agency. The email on Tuesday morning was sent to lawmakers who might co-sponsor the legislation,…

Pensacola

Pensacola: Weekly Wrap-up – May 21

May 21, 2016

Mayor Ashton Hayward doesn’t like that the Pensacola City Council is holding a special meeting on May 26 to discuss his investigation and termination of Fire Chief Matt Schmitt and Deputy Fire Chief Joe Glover. In…

Business

Century, Fla. awarded EPA revitalization grant

May 20, 2016

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced today the selection of five communities in Florida to receive Assessment, Revolving Loan Fund and Cleanup (ARC) grants for new investments to provide communities with funding necessary to clean…

Environment Escambia County Politics

Greener, Leaner Escambia

April 4, 2012

After a year-long effort to reduce its energy consumption, Escambia County has earned its star—its Energy Star. The Escambia County Central Office Complex has been awarded a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Energy Star certification. The…

BP Disaster

Sen. Gaetz gives Disaster Update

June 22, 2010

For Immediate Release June 22, 2010 4:30 p.m. CST Latest Oil Spill Developments Dear Neighbor, As dime to five inch-sized tar balls and tar “patties” continue to slowly inundate the Northwest Florida coastline, officials with the…

BP Disaster

Now Crist asks for $100M from BP

June 7, 2010

On May 17, Gov. Charlie Crist had in his office BP CEO Tony Hayward. Instead of pressing for money for the oil clean-up, the Florida governor only got $25 million from the CEO —for tourism advertising,…