Judge sides with environmental groups in dispute over use of Amendment 1 funds

From The Tallahassee Democrat: “Striking a blow to the Legislature, a Tallahassee judge said state lawmakers failed to comply with a voter-approved constitutional amendment to buy and preserve environmentally sensitive lands. Ruling from the bench Friday, Leon County Circuit Judge Charles Dodson sided with environmental groups in the lawsuit … Click here to read more

Carl Hiaasen: Amendment 1 ‘wolf in sheep’s clothing’

“Let the scum shine. The solar-power amendment on Florida’s ballot is a slick, oily fraud. Promoted as a way to expand solar energy and protect residents who want it, Amendment 1 would do just the opposite. All you need to know is who’s bankrolling the massive advertising campaign: Florida Power & Light, Duke Energy … Click here to read more

WPBF: Governor declares tri-county State of Emergency as hundreds protest Lake O discharges

“‘It’s a catastrophe. Economic crisis.’ Commercial Fisherman are catching a lot less, charter boat captains can’t find customers. ‘We’re seeing it on the front lines, but this will spread. The hotels, whole tourism industry. When people see this, they’re not gonna want to come back… … Click here to read more