Advocates for open government, environment seek to join Hurchalla appeal

Four prominent environmental organizations and the First Amendment Foundation have sought permission to file friend-of-the-court briefs in support of former Martin County Commissioner Maggy Hurchalla’s appeal of a judgment against her for questioning the environmental benefits of a rock mining project near Lake Okeechobee. The advocacy organizations say a ruling against Hurchalla could substantially restrict their ability to speak out on issues of great public concern   … Click here to read more

Reuters: Environmental groups sue Florida legislature over budget

“Three environmentalist organizations sued the Florida legislature Monday, accusing lawmakers of defying a constitutional mandate and short-changing conservation land purchase and water protection projects. Earthjustice filed suit … Click here to read more