Businesses bucked Gov. Rick Scott’s rule to notify public about pollution

Orlando Sentinel by Jason Ruiter August 6, 2017 In April, workers cleaned up 341,000 gallons of raw sewage released because of a pipe break near neighborhoods south of Clermont. Another 2,000 gallons containing water-purifying chemicals were spilled in June at
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Florida Senate passes bill requiring prompt pollution notice

Associated Press by Anna Ceballos April 19, 2017 The Florida Senate has passed a bill that would require the state Department of Environmental Protection to promptly notify the public after a pollution spill occurs. The Senate bill (SB 532) cleared
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Questions raised about pollution notification plan

October 26, 2016 – News 4 Jax by Ryan Ray, The News Service of Florida Representatives of utility companies and municipalities told environmental regulators this week they are concerned that a proposed pollution-notification rule could place excessive reporting burdens on
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