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Oceans and Coasts Drive Florida's Economic Engine

Oceans and Coasts Drive Florida's Economic Engine

TALLAHASSEE, Florida, October 1, 2008 (ENS) – After some serious number-crunching, the Florida Oceans and Coastal Council has determined that Florida’s coastal economy contributed over $562 billion in revenue to the state and Florida’s ocean economy contributed $25 billion in just one year – 2006. Florida’s coastal counties contribute about 79 percent of the state’s…

Environment New Hampshire Supports Protective Wetlands Laws

Environment New Hampshire Supports Protective Wetlands Laws

CONCORD, New Hampshire, February 7, 2008 (ENS) – Environment New Hampshire, a nonprofit environmental organization, is calling for passage and implementation of two laws during the current legislative session that will provide strong protections for New Hampshire’s waterways. The two bills seek to protect New Hampshire’s wetlands from overdevelopment. SB 435 calls for an update…

Florida Identifies 272 Impaired Waterbodies for Cleanup

Florida Identifies 272 Impaired Waterbodies for Cleanup

TALLAHASSEE, Florida, December 21, 2007 (ENS) – The Florida Department of Environmental Protection, DEP, has identified five groups of waterbodies that are impaired and in need of water monitoring, cleanup and restoration. In the latest round of evaluating impairments in the surface waters of Florida, DEP Deputy Secretary Mimi Drew signed a final order on…