According to a publication made in the Tampa Bay Times on January 6, 2013, there seems to be little or no concern from Governor Rick Scott about the Florida water resource situation. It seems that water conservation has taken a back burner, and profiteering or being a "business friendly" state is something that is more important to Scott.
Environmentalist Mark Derr wrote a book called, "Some Kind of Paradise: The Chronical of a Man and the Land in Florida". He basically stated from his book, "in these past one hundred years, man has reshaped and re-landscaped the peninsula, leveling forests, draining the marshes. The process continues at such a rapid rate that many residents of more than a decade barely recognize the areas around their homes."
Of course, the exhaustion of resources is probably an issue everywhere, but in Florida there seems to be a serious lack of a concern for this situation.
Since Derr's authorship of his publication, the process of going through Florida's water resources have accelerated to a highly terminal rate. Every two out of three people that come to Florida are non-residents. Most are from out-of-state or even from foreign lands. Derr's book explains that the people that come to Florida no nothing of the original natural beauty of Florida.
Gov. Rick Scott is one of those two out of three outsiders. He has proven to be no advocate of Florida's natural resources. Even EPA recently, last year, had to impose standards upon the state of Florida, and Florida officials complained about it.
EPA apparently knows what's best for Florida than those that run that state.
Department of Environmental Protection layoffs, the real meaning for workforce reduction
According to South Florida Green News, it had reported that 58 employees that had some kind of tie-in to the historical data and concern involving the prospective damage that was being done to Florida waters were laid off in order to perhaps keep things quiet about the environment.
One of those employees had been Charles Kovach who was a 17 year employee of the state. In 2003, he had discovered that a leaky gypsum stack at a plant was leaking phosphate into Tampa Bay that posed a threat to marine life. He thinks that he was laid off for the purposes of "loosening regulations of polluting industries".