Florida's DEP Head Quits

Florida’s DEP Head Quits

The embattled secretary of Florida’s Department of Environmental Protection is reportedly stepping down. Jon Steverson resigned late Friday, effective Feb. 3, according to The Tampa Bay Times. The Times reports that Steverson made no public announcement regarding his resignation and did not respond to a request for an interview. […] Click here to view original […]

Chief Of Florida’s Environmental Agency To Resign

Chief of Florida’s environmental agency to resign (AP) – The chief of Florida’s Department of Environmental Protection is stepping down after … effective Feb. 3. Steverson’s agency was criticized for not telling the public about a sinkhole at Mosaic’s Mulberry phosphate plant last year. 01/21/2017 – 9:03 am | […] Click here to view original […]

Department of Environmental Protection secretary Jon Steverson resigns

Department of Environmental Protection secretary Jon Steverson resigns

Jon Steverson, who for two stormy years has led the state Department of Environmental Protection under Gov. Rick Scott, resigned late Friday, effective Feb. 3. Steverson, whose agency was criticized for not telling the public about a sinkhole at Mosaic’s Mulberry phosphate plant last year, made no public announcement […] Click here to view original […]

Chief of Florida’s environmental agency to resign

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) – The chief of Florida’s Department of Environmental Protection is stepping down after two years on the job. The Tampa Bay Times reported Saturday (http://bit.ly/2iOwmQJ) that Jon Steverson tendered his resignation late Friday, effective Feb. 3. Steverson’s agency was criticized for not telling the public about […] Click here to view original […]

DEP secretary Jon Steverson resigns after stormy 2-year tenure

DEP secretary Jon Steverson resigns after stormy 2-year tenure

Jon Steverson, Florida Department of Environmental Protection secretary, resigned Friday. Courtesy of the state of Florida. Jon Steverson, who for two stormy years has led the state Department of Environmental Protection under Gov. Rick Scott, resigned late Friday, effective Feb. 3. Steverson, whose agency was criticized for not telling […] Click here to view original […]

Jon Steverson Resigns as FDEP Secretary

Jon Steverson Resigns as FDEP Secretary

Jon Steverson addresses the St. Johns River and Suwannee River water management district boards Jon Steverson, secretary of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection since December 2014, resigned his position Friday, effective Feb. 3. In a letter of resignation to Gov. Rick Scott, Steverson gave no reason for his […] Click here to view original […]

After stormy term, Florida's environmental chief steps down

After stormy term, Florida’s environmental chief steps down

Florida’s chief environmental regulator is stepping down from his job. Jon Steverson, secretary of the Department of Environmental Protection, submitted his resignation letter Friday to Gov. Rick Scott. His last… The post: «After stormy term, Florida’s environmental chief steps down» has been published 3 hours ago on the website […] Click here to view original […]

Letters to the editor for Jan. 17, 2017

Wildlife wonderland Why would up to 1,100 people a day walk three miles roundtrip in the middle of a vast marsh, sharing the La Chua Trail with alligators, wild bison and cracker horses? They do so to enjoy abundant and diverse nature and easily observed and photographed wildlife, including […] Click here to view original […]

Long-time Utility Regulator to Direct State Parks

Long-time Utility Regulator to Direct State Parks

Lisa Edgar Lisa Edgar, who is ending a 12-year run as a state utility regulator, has been appointed director of the Florida Park Service, the state Department of Environmental Protection announced Tuesday. Edgar, who will leave the Florida Public Service Commission at the end of the year, will start […] Click here to view original […]

Parks Service director moving to Paynes Prairie manager

A shake-up at the Florida Park Service will see former director Donald Forgione take the helm as manager at Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park while former state Department of Environmental Protection assistant secretary Lisa Edgar replaces Forgione. The park service is part of DEP, and spokeswoman Laura Engel said […] Click here to view original […]