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DEP and FWC respond to record BP settlement, applauds Gulf Coast recovery progress

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BP has agreed to pay a record $18.732 billion to resolve claims by five Gulf States of violating the Clean Water Act, harming natural resources, and other economic damages from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill. As a part of the agreement announced Thursday, Florida will receive at least $3.25 billion. The overall deal has BP on the hook for more than $3 billion above the $43.8 billion initially set aside for dealing with the worst offshore spill in U.S.…

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FWC approves bear hunting proposal, final vote in June

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Florida’s wildlife commission voted Wednesday to move forward with a rule to allow bear hunting in response to bear attacks and other encounters in urban areas. Florida had nearly 3,000 black bears in 2002, and they were removed from the state threatened species list in 2012. Bear hunting was banned by the state in 1994 largely in response to complaints that it was inhumane. The state was exploring bear hunting before several bear attacks in central Florida in 2014 led…

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