Monday, October 25, 2010

Sierra Club Florida in the News - Week of October 18-24

Two are far apart on green issues 

Tampabay.com - Craig Pittman - ‎Oct 24, 2010‎
... Sierra Club sent both candidates a questionnaire, Sink responded, but Scott did not, said Cecilia Height, the club's political chairwoman in Florida. ...

Agriculture Chief Also Top Environment Officer 

The Ledger - Kevin Bouffard - ‎Oct 24, 2010‎
The Sierra Club sued the EPA because the Florida DEP was dragging its feet on implementing numerical nutrient standards, Costello said, and it would not ...


Transit tax money would bring road relief 

Tampabay.com - Janet Zink - ‎Oct 18, 2010‎
Mariella Smith, a Sierra Club leader who lives in Ruskin, said she would have preferred that all the new tax money go to rail and bus service. ...

Orlando Sentinel - Aaron Deslatte - ‎Oct 22, 2010
The company is fighting a legal battle with the Sierra Club to keep one of its phosphate mines in Hardee County open. Scott spokesman Brian Burgess said before the speech that Scott would talk about how "the phosphate industry is vital to Florida's 

Grayson has big lead over Webster in money race

Orlando Sentinel - Mark K. Matthews - ‎Oct 18, 2010‎
Among the few special interests giving to Grayson were unions such as the National Education Association and environmental groups such as the Sierra Club. Webster, who didn't get into the race until April, also has relied on individuals to fund his …


Scott, Sink Differ in Environmental Policy Stances The Ledger - Tom Palmer ‎Oct 22, 2010‎

"I can't divine anything from Rick Scott's website about what his position is," said John Ryan, a Sierra Club activist from Winter Haven who is also heavily ..

Lake Worth looking for green ideas from residents

Sun-Sentinel - Willie Howard - ‎Oct 23, 2010‎

Drew Martin, conservation chairman of the Sierra Club's Loxahatchee Group and a member of the Mayor's Climate Protection Task Force, said the city could ...


Pensacola News Journal - Oct 18, 2010
The result: The back-and-forth between EPA and DEP has led environmental groups like the Sierra Club, St. John’s Riverkeeper and the Florida Clean Water Network to sue one or both, charging the agencies have not followed the law in setting water …

Gainesville Sun - Christopher Curry - ‎Oct 18, 2010‎

The environmental group Sierra Club, both locally and statewide, supports Amendment 4. Statewide, the political committee Florida Hometown Democracy had ...