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 […]

Former Public Service Commission member will be the next boss of Florida's parks

Former Public Service Commission member will be the next boss of Florida’s parks

Public Service Commissioner Lisa Edgar listens to testimony during a 2015 meeting. On Tuesday the Florida Department of Environmental Protection announced that she will take over Florida’s parks system. (Tampa Bay Times Photo/Steve Cannon) Last week, with no explanation, the longtime boss of the award-winning Florida state parks system […] 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 […]

Pick for next state park director will be telling

Pick for next state park director will be telling

Should our state parks be about preserving and experiencing natural Florida? Or should each of this state’s more than 160 parks become self-sustaining businesses, even if that means opening up pristine lands to hunting, cattle grazing or logging? This debate, which has been simmering for more than year, just intensified as Gov. Rick Scott and […]