Florida's Department of Environmental Protection has banned all use of the terms "climate change" and "global warming". Permanent sea-level rise is referred to as "nuisance flooding". The order appears to come from the office of Governor Rick Scott.
Authorities in Osceola County, Florida put muckraking journalist Charlie Grapski in a mental institution to prevent him from covering the situation in Ferguson, Missouri. After calling him into the county office to finish some paperwork, they sent a SWAT team to arrest him while he was on the phone with his lawyer.