DEP chief says 'climate change' at Senate hearing

April 16, 2015 12:23 PM

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TALLAHASSEE -- Disputing reports that state agencies are prohibited from using the words "climate change," top environmental official Jonathan Steverson repeatedly uttered the phrase during a confirmation hearing Wednesday.

"Climate change. Climate change. Climate change," Steverson responded when asked by Sen. Darren Soto, D-Orlando, about the reported prohibition. "There I said it three times. There is absolutely no policy against discussing climate change at the department. In fact, we have multiple programs related...

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