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DEP says prospects are good for $40 million in land sales to benefit conservation


Week in Review for May 9, 2014

Session Summary: Environment and Natural Resources

DEP wants Feds to 'employ ... flexibilities' with Lake Okeechobee discharges

Crisafulli says springs bill died because it wasn't the right approach

Environmental bills are teed up but springs bill remains a question mark

House, Senate environmental negotiators can't agree on most major spending items

Paper or plastic? Bill to lift ban on plastic bag ordinances temporarily passed after debate

Bills establishing sunset review for agency support groups moving despite concerns

DEP signs trails sponsorship agreement although disappointment remains

Bill prompted by outcry against Union monument on Civil War battlefield narrowly passes

Hays says Florida has enough conservation land as his panel provides no new revenue for buying

Senate bill urging Congress to repeal renewable fuels requirement avoids getting killed

Proposed balloons amendment to fish and wildlife bill is killed by House panel

DEP ends stormy land-selling review, shifts focus to nonconservation lands

Brownfields bills moving through Legislature as one-time boost in tax credits is sought

Senator Soto, DEP trade letters over Everglades oil drilling concerns

Steering committee wants legislation to expand DEP permitting authority to protect coastal wildlife

Water rally draws 200 while speakers promote issue as bipartisan

Key leaders downplay possibility of big changes in water law this session