Tag Archive: environment

Oct
29

Has Rick Scott invested in $350 million to combat sea level rise? Not really … – MiamiHerald.com (blog)

Has Rick Scott invested in $350 million to combat sea level rise? Not really
MiamiHerald.com (blog)
Rick Scott why he was “reluctant to believe the overwhelming majority of scientists who say that man contributes to climate change.” Instead of answering the question directly, Scott claimed that he had already taken action to protect the environment

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Oct
19

Gov. Rick Scott and the environment, a case of dramatic change – Tampabay.com (blog)

Gov. Rick Scott and the environment, a case of dramatic change
Tampabay.com (blog)
But Scott’s first term was focused less on tough regulation and more on helping businesses get what they want and avoid penalties for wrongdoing. Former employees say Scott made wrenching, drastic changes in the agency that’s supposed to protect the …

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Oct
10

Ron Littlepage: Rick Scott loves the Koch brothers. The environment? Not so … – Florida Times-Union

Ron Littlepage: Rick Scott loves the Koch brothers. The environment? Not so
Florida Times-Union
If he were, he wouldn’t hang out with the likes of Big Sugar corporate heads and the Koch brothers. And he wouldn’t have done away with the Department of Community Affairs as he did in 2011. That basically ended state oversight of growth management.

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Aug
31

Scott touts strides in education, economy, environment – WTSP 10 News

WTSP 10 NewsScott touts strides in education, economy, environmentWTSP 10 NewsMelbourne, FL (Florida Today) — Florida Gov. Rick Scott took credit for helping turn the state around in his four years in office, while also taking jabs at his Democratic o…

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Aug
29

NextGen says Rick Scott trying to “hide from” donation – MiamiHerald.com (blog)

NextGen says Rick Scott trying to “hide from” donation
MiamiHerald.com (blog)
“The Collier family, owners of the company that leased their land for oil exploration to the drillers that threatened drinking water for seven million Floridians,” stated the narrator in the TV ad. “Rick Scott took $200,000 from them and now he is
PolitiFact | A misleading ad by NextGen Climate against Florida Gov. Rick ScottBradenton Herald
Scott touts strides in education, economy, environmentFlorida Today
Commentary: Scott’s policies belie recent push on environmental issuesPalm Beach Post

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Aug
17

Super PAC targets Rick Scott on environment, climate change – Sun-Sentinel


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Super PAC targets Rick Scott on environment, climate change
Sun-Sentinel
Rick Scott spent the first part of August marketing himself as a champion of Florida’s environment — and ran smack into the first wave of TV ads from a Super PAC labeling him an enemy of the environment. Not wanting to be seen on the wrong side of an
NextGen ad says Rick Scott takes money from a company that pollutesPolitiFact
Group blames Rick Scott for Duke Energy advanced feesSaintPetersBlog (blog)
Truth-O-Meter tackles NextGen’s oil drilling attack on ScottMiamiHerald.com (blog)
USA TODAY -Tampabay.com
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Aug
15

NextGen ad says Rick Scott takes money from a company that pollutes – PolitiFact


WTSP 10 News
NextGen ad says Rick Scott takes money from a company that pollutes
PolitiFact
California billionaire Tom Steyer’s NextGen Climate group unleashed an ad that accuses Gov. Rick Scott of being cozy with a polluter. “A dangerous new type of oil drilling near the Everglades threatened drinking water for 7 million Floridians,” states
Super PAC targets Rick Scott on environment, climate changeSun-Sentinel
Scott, Crist camps trade charges over utility legislationWTSP 10 News
Finding the truth in negative campaign ads in Florida’s governor’s raceMiamiHerald.com
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Aug
12

Just in time for the election, Rick Scott discovers the environment – MSNBC


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Just in time for the election, Rick Scott discovers the environment
MSNBC
After four years in office, Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) has decided he cares about the environment. In fact, the Republican governor unveiled a new policy – his “Let’s Keep Florida Beautiful” plan – intended to expand investment in Everglades
Bousquet: As Gov. Rick Scott goes ‘green,’ skeptics see redTampabay.com
Diane Roberts: Governor wants voters to believe he’s ‘born-again Green’SaintPetersBlog (blog)

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Aug
11

Rick Scott and the environment – Sun-Sentinel

Rick Scott and the environmentSun-SentinelThe Sun Sentinel welcomes civil dialogue about our stories; you must register with the site to participate. We filter comments for language and adherence to our Terms of Service, but not for factual accuracy. B…

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Aug
11

Bousquet: As Gov. Rick Scott goes ‘green,’ skeptics see red – Tampabay.com


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Bousquet: As Gov. Rick Scott goes ‘green,’ skeptics see red
Tampabay.com
Scott recognized that at some point, and started shifting.” Such views make other environmental activists see red. “It’s insane,” said Paula Dockery, a columnist and former Republican legislator who was a leader on environmental issues. “Rick Scott has
Rick Scott Wants to Believe He’s Born-Again Green. The Record Is Dirtier.FlaglerLive.com

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Aug
07

Florida Republican Says She Wants To Spank Rick Scott With A Flip-Flop – Huffington Post


WJXT Jacksonville
Florida Republican Says She Wants To Spank Rick Scott With A Flip-Flop
Huffington Post
Incumbent Gov. Rick Scott is expected to sail through the Florida Republican gubernatorial primary in August, but he might want to sleep with one eye open. A fellow party member has her eye on Tallahassee and her grip on a shoe meant for Scott.
Gov. Rick Scott is no Teddy RooseveltTBO.com
Scott campaigns along St. Johns RiverWJXT Jacksonville
Gov. Rick Scott promotes ‘billion dollar plan’ for environment during Florida Times-Union
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Aug
07

Gov. Rick Scott promotes ‘billion dollar plan’ for environment during … – Florida Times-Union


FCIR
Gov. Rick Scott promotes ‘billion dollar plan’ for environment during
Florida Times-Union
Rick Scott stopped at a North Jacksonville marina Thursday to promote an environmental initiative that has commanded headlines around the state but leaves many details to be settled after the fall election. “It’s always fun to be close to the St. Johns
Rick Scott Offers Environmental Plan That’s A Stark Departure From Years PastFCIR
Scott campaigns along St. Johns RiverWJXT Jacksonville
New American Bridge video dogs Rick Scott’s environmental recordSaintPetersBlog (blog)
Orlando Advacate (blog) -WGCU News
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Aug
07

Scott campaigns along St. Johns River – WJXT Jacksonville


WJXT Jacksonville
Scott campaigns along St. Johns River
WJXT Jacksonville
During his “Let’s Keep Florida Beautiful” stop at Clapboard Creek Fish Camp Marina, Scott highlighted his investments in Florida’s environment and announced his future plans. The proposals represent a marked turn-around from his 2010 campaign when he …
Gov. Rick Scott promotes ‘billion dollar plan’ for environment during Florida Times-Union
Rick Scott Offers Environmental Plan That’s A Stark Departure From Years PastFCIR
New American Bridge video dogs Rick Scott’s environmental recordSaintPetersBlog (blog)
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Aug
06

Ron Littlepage: Is that Rick Scott hugging that tree? – Florida Times-Union

Ron Littlepage: Is that Rick Scott hugging that tree?
Florida Times-Union
Rick Scott’s election-year conversion to protector of the environment is, not surprisingly, being met with skepticism. Look, if the governor wants to join the cause, I welcome him, no matter his past behavior. The things Scott proposed in campaign

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Aug
06

Editorial: Rhetoric vs. record – Gainesville Sun

Editorial: Rhetoric vs. record
Gainesville Sun
Gov. Rick Scott is suddenly saying the right things about Florida’s environment, but voters need to realize that his rhetoric doesn’t match his record. Scott this week announced a 10-year plan to spend $500 million for springs restoration and another

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Aug
06

Gov. Rick Scott touts environment plan, says he’s not scared of billionaire … – MiamiHerald.com


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Gov. Rick Scott touts environment plan, says he’s not scared of billionaire
MiamiHerald.com
Gov. Rick Scott gave a one-word response when asked Tuesday if he was worried that billionaire climate-change activist Tom Steyer is targeting him. “No,” Scott, a multi-millionaire who isn’t shy about spending his own fortune, smiled during a Miami …
Charlie Crist, Rick Scott trade barbs during South Fla. appearancesLocal 10
Rick Scott Unveils Re-Election Environmental Plan That Doesn’t Mention ThinkProgress
Rick Scott tries to flip climate script with new environment focusThe Hill
Sun-Sentinel (blog) -Salon
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Aug
05

Rick Scott’s baffling climate hypocrisy: Pledges to protect environment … – Salon


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Rick Scott’s baffling climate hypocrisy: Pledges to protect environment
Salon
The eight-page report, published on Scott’s website, is an appealing testament to the governor’s commitment to preserving the state’s natural resources, “the foundation of the state’s economy,” and of the mandate to “cherish and be good stewards of the

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