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TBTimes Editorial: Scott and Vinyard owe state explanation on wetlands

Editorial in Wednesday's Tampa Bay Times: "Wetlands are fragile things, and in recent years Florida has done a horrible job of protecting them. But under Gov. Rick Scott, there are no limits to how far the state will go to change the rules to help big landowners make millions at the environment's expense. The governor and Department of Environmental Protection Secretary Herschel Vinyard should explain why the state's top wetlands expert has been suspended after using science reflected in state law to deny a permit to a well-connected landowner. The administration's integrity is as at risk as the wetlands that are being ignored...."

Full editorial here.

[Last modified: Wednesday, May 30, 2012 9:29am]


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