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NextGen Climate brings Rick Scott’s gag order on climate change to the GOP presidential race

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A report published over the weekend says that under Rick Scott, officials with the Florida Department of Environmental Protection have been banned from using the terms “global warming,” and “climate change.” The story has received massive media attention in the past 48 hours. Never one to let bypass an opportunity, NextGen Climate is seizing on the apparent censoring to ask fellow Florida Republicans (and potential presidential candidates) Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio to respond to the report, and put them on the spot as to…

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Charlie Justice, Rick Kriseman call on Crist to get Raytheon to act

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Angry that legislation they proposed on the issue was killed, two state representatives on Saturday called on Gov. Charlie Crist to become personally involved in the proposed cleanup of contaminated groundwater under a now-closed Raytheon plant and surrounding neighborhoods. State Sen. Charlie Justice and state Rep. Rick Kriseman sponsored legislation that would require companies to notify nearby property owners and public officials about pollutants. The bill was designed so no one would be kept in the dark about such contaminants,…

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