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Fla. DEP Secretary Going To Work For Firm That Just Got New DEP Contract

"At the end of January, two things will change about the Florida Department of Environmental Protection. One is that Secretary Jon Steverson will leave his post after two stormy years in charge, to take a new job with the law firm of Foley & Lardner. The other is that Steverson's new employers at Foley & Lardner will take over representing Florida in handling the billions of dollars awarded to the state as a result of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster."

Source: Tampa Bay Times, 01/25/2017
March 14, 2017

One-Day Workshop: Media Law for Journalists

This Media Law Resource Center workshop and roundtable in Doral, Florida is for freelancers, bloggers, reporters, editors in print, digital or video spaces, podcasters — any media worker without the benefit of a legal department. Top media lawyers will give practical advice on numerous topics; editors and writers will share tips and strategies on career paths and story pitches.

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"US Agrees To Pay Billions To Marines Affected By Toxic Water"

"After years of wait, veterans who had been exposed to contaminated drinking water while assigned to Camp Lejeune in North Carolina may now be able to receive a portion of government disability benefits totaling more than $2 billion."

Source: AP, 01/13/2017

FEJ Grant Supports Creation of Times-Picayune's Louisiana Coastal Reporting Team

The Times-Picayune | NOLA.com will create a Louisiana Coastal Reporting Team in early 2017, made possible in part through a major grant from SEJ's Fund for Environmental Journalism. The new team will be co-led by longtime SEJ member and award-winning environment reporter Mark Schleifstein. A national search is under way for two additional environmental journalists to work full-time on the Team.

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NC Environmental Chief Moves To Block His Own Removal By New Governor

"The head of the Department of Environmental Quality will stay at the agency, despite an incoming Democratic administration."

"A top state environmental regulator who has urged Trump to rein in the EPA and has been criticized for his lenient treatment of polluters, stepped down over the holidays - giving himself a staff position that will be protected under the new North Carolina administration.

Source: AP, 01/04/2017

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