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TBTimes Editorial: DEP's Vinyard needs to go

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April

From Tuesday's Tampa Bay Times' editorial page:

Regulators who break the rules cannot be trusted with enforcing them. The Florida Department of Environmental Protection broke the rules protecting the state's wetlands to benefit a well-connected landowner, then punished the one employee who challenged her bosses on it and tried to do her job. Gov. Rick Scott should remove DEP Secretary Herschel Vinyard Jr. and at least one of his deputy secretaries, because Floridians can no longer trust the agency to protect the environment and fairly enforce the rules.

Read full editorial here.



[Last modified: Tuesday, April 16, 2013 12:43pm]

    

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