DEP worker sent home after sharing climate-change views

March 20, 2015 12:25 AM

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(Tallahassee Democrat) -- A Florida Department of Environmental Protection employee was reprimanded, sent home and told to get medical clearance before returning to the office after publicly discussing his personal opinions on the Keystone XL pipeline and climate change.

The Florida chapter of Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility filed a complaint with DEP saying the agency disciplined Bart Bibler, a land management plan coordinator, for his comments during a Florida Coastal Managers Forum held Feb. 27 in Tallahassee.

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