Three Tallahassee Democrat Sources for Hopkins Spill Story Recently Paid by City of Tallahassee

Three Tallahassee Democrat Sources for Hopkins Spill Story Recently Paid by City of Tallahassee

A review of a recent story published in the Tallahassee Democrat, “The Diesel Disaster that Wasn’t”, reveals there were significant financial arrangements between the City of Tallahassee and people interviewed by Tallahassee Democrat reporter Jeff Burlew. The specifics of these arrangements were not disclosed. These arrangements are important to the context of the reporting because […]

FDEP Violations Indicate Hopkins Fuel Leak Could Have Been Avoided

FDEP Violations Indicate Hopkins Fuel Leak Could Have Been Avoided

Marshall Mott-Smith, who worked with the Florida Department of Environmental (FDEP) regulation for 27 years, believes the fuel leak at the Hopkins Generating Station could have been avoided. When he left FDEP in 2008, Mr. Mott-Smith was the Administrator of the Storage Tank Regulation Section. He worked with nearly 50 DEP District Tanks Program staff […]