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Author: Tampa Bay Waterkeeper

At Tampa Bay Waterkeeper, our goal is to make the waters around Tampa Bay swimmable, drinkable, and fishable. Fishable waters rely on having healthy fish stocks and improved water quality. That’s why we oppose H.R. 200, a current bill before Congress that would substantially weaken the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (MSA). It’s a threat to...

As much as two tons of fertilizer accidentally spilled into a channel that leads to the upper part of Tampa Bay, according to a report sent Friday night to the Florida Department of Environmental Protection. DEP spokeswoman Dee Ann Miller said the agency deployed an emergency response team to the site of the spill, where it...

Not only is the Trump Administration proposing to massively increase the offshore areas open to oil and gas drilling, it also wants to let drilling companies skimp on safety measures. The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) has proposed changing regulations enacted in response to BP’s Deepwater Horizon disaster, the largest oil spill in U.S....

Tampa Bay Waterkeeper founder Andrew Hayslip has extensive background in environmental science and land use planning St. Petersburg, Fla. (01/22/18, 2018) – Tampa Bay Waterkeeper, a new nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting and improving the Tampa Bay watershed, will combine sound science, policy advocacy, and grassroots community engagement and education to protect, defend and restore the bay. Andrew...