Fifth Indian River Lagoon County Stops Nitrogen Pollution


The Volusia County Council has adopted a countywide fertilizer ordinance to protect water quality in the county’s springs, lakes and rivers, including the Indian River Lagoon – the full watershed. Volusia County followed Brevard County (2014), followed St. Lucie County (2014), followed Indian River (2013) and Martin County (2011).  All counties of Indian River Lagoon…

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Something is Rotten in Washington in Fisheries Legislation

Something is rotten with H.R. 4742, the bill drafted by Representative Hastings, Chair of the House Natural Resources Committee, to amend the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act.  This legislation, as currently drafted, would roll back key conservation provisions that made American fisheries management an unsurpassed science-based model for the world. The Hastings bill would…

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Energy Efficiency Bill Reintroduced

Green Ribbon Schools NGSS

U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) have reintroduced a wide-ranging energy bill with ten amendments, all with the aim of boosting energy efficiency in schools, commercial and residential properties, and federally-owned buildings. “This bill has garnered such widespread support because of a simple fact — it is good for the economy…

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MA Residents Disagree Strongly with AG’s Call to Take More Codfish

Atlantic Cod fish fishing fisheries

Massachusetts residents sure do love cod, swimming wild or with tartar sauce.  When Attorney General Martha Coakley called for taking of the last cod by taking legal actions to call into question the work of the NOAA Fisheries Northeast Fisheries Science Center, the recommendations made by the Council’s Scientific and Statistical Committee, and the management…

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