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Lawyer Wins Case, Loses DEP Job

A lawyer for the state Florida Department of Environmental Protection says he was unfairly fired, the Tampa Bay Times reports. Chris Byrd says it’s because he wasn’t towing the line set by deputy secretary Jeff Littlejohn -- whom he accuses of selectively enforcing rules and regulations. 

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