Gov. Ron DeSantis appointed six people to the Environmental Regulation Committee (ERC). Three gave to his last gubernatorial campaign. One donated five figures.
The big donor and new member of the ERC — which sets Florida’s air and water quality standards — is Eric Buermann, a Key Largo lawyer previously appointed to the South Florida Water Management District and Miami River Commission Policy Committee.
In 2022, he spent $27,500 to help keep DeSantis in the Governor’s Mansion, Division of Elections records show.
Buermann is a past recipient of the Tropical Audubon Society’s Dan Beard Environmental Award, according to the Governor’s Office.
Other ERC appointees included:
— Thomas Frazer, dea...