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  • Environment Florida
    Updates Keeping Florida beautiful forever In 2010 Environment Florida fended off a proposal to build a 21 acre corporate park over protected wetlands bordering the Everglades in Broward County We also helped win federal funding for restoration projects in Picayne Strand and the Tamiami Trail The next step Preserving 1 million acres of vulnerable land across the state from the Keys to the Panhandle PREV NEXT Report Environment Florida Research and Policy Center Millennials experiencing record heat and extreme precipitation As a result of global warming young Americans today are growing up in a different climate than their parents and grandparents experienced It is warmer than it used to be Storms pack more of a punch Rising seas increasingly flood low lying land Large wildfires have grown bigger more frequent and more expensive to control People are noticing changes in their own backyards no matter where they live Keep Reading Report Environment Florida Research and Policy Center Polluting Politics Polluting Politics links Florida s biggest polluters to the money they spend to influence our elections and lobby decision makers The report includes the amount of toxic pollution dumped in Florida s waterways by industrial facilities alongside the money their parent companies spent on lobbying and campaign contributions Keep Reading News Release Environment Florida Research and Policy Center Florida s Biggest Polluters Spending 13 8 Million to Pollute Politics ST PETERSBURG Fla Environment Florida released its Polluting Politics report shortly after the introduction of a House bill to block the EPA s clean water rule to restore Clean Water Act protections to thousands of waterways in Florida and across the country Keep Reading Report Environment Florida Research Policy Center More Wind Less Warming American wind power already produced enough energy in 2013 to power 15 million homes Continued rapid development of

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  • Environment Florida
    teaming up with a professional staff to stand up for the places we love and the environmental values we share Join us in taking action for Florida s environment Global Warming Solutions No Bees No Food Solar For All Updates Keeping Florida beautiful forever In 2010 Environment Florida fended off a proposal to build a 21 acre corporate park over protected wetlands bordering the Everglades in Broward County We also helped win federal funding for restoration projects in Picayne Strand and the Tamiami Trail The next step Preserving 1 million acres of vulnerable land across the state from the Keys to the Panhandle PREV NEXT News Release Environment Florida Environment Florida Endorses Gwen Graham for Congress TALLAHASSEE Fla Environment Florida a statewide environmental organization announced today the endorsement of Gwen Graham for Congress in Florida s 2nd district Keep Reading News Release Environment Florida New report Florida coal plants 2nd in country TALLAHASSEE Fla As international leaders prepare for the United Nations Climate Summit next week in New York a new study shows Florida s coal fired power plants dump as much carbon pollution into the atmosphere as the entire country of Chile Keep Reading Report Environment Florida Research Policy Center Lighting the Way Florida lags behind other leading solar states according to a new report ranking the states on the amount of solar per capita through 2013 Keep Reading News Release Environment Florida Research Policy Center Florida lags behind leading solar states ST PETERSBURG Fla Florida lags behind other leading solar states in solar power per capita according to a new report released today by Environment Florida Research Policy Center and its national federation The report Lighting the Way The Top Ten States that Helped Drive America s Solar Energy Boom in 2013 shows strong solar growth across the

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  • Environment Florida
    to extinction Bees and other pollinators are in danger of going extinct That s why we re stepping up with a bigger bolder campaign to stop the use of bee killing pesticides How can I help save the bees Through Environment Florida thousands of citizen members are teaming up with a professional staff to stand up for the places we love and the environmental values we share Join us in taking action for Florida s environment Global Warming Solutions No Bees No Food Solar For All Updates Keeping Florida beautiful forever In 2010 Environment Florida fended off a proposal to build a 21 acre corporate park over protected wetlands bordering the Everglades in Broward County We also helped win federal funding for restoration projects in Picayne Strand and the Tamiami Trail The next step Preserving 1 million acres of vulnerable land across the state from the Keys to the Panhandle PREV NEXT News Release Environment Florida President Obama EPA Protect Public Health Announce Landmark Mercury Standard for Power Plants President Obama and the Environmental Protection Agency EPA announced the first ever nationwide standard for mercury and air toxics pollution from power plants A record 907 000 Americans submitted comments on

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  • Clean air, healthy families | Environment Florida
    Us Contact About Us Issues Clean Water for America Solar For All Global Warming Solutions NO BEES NO FOOD 100 Renewable Energy News Action Jobs Donate Result Clean air healthy families The coal lobby and their allies are trying to block the EPA from protecting public health but we ve held the line against some of their worst attacks In March 2011 the U S Senate rejected a bill that

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  • Environment Florida
    are in danger of going extinct That s why we re stepping up with a bigger bolder campaign to stop the use of bee killing pesticides How can I help save the bees Through Environment Florida thousands of citizen members are teaming up with a professional staff to stand up for the places we love and the environmental values we share Join us in taking action for Florida s environment Global Warming Solutions No Bees No Food Solar For All Updates Clean air healthy families The coal lobby and their allies are trying to block the EPA from protecting public health but we ve held the line against some of their worst attacks In March 2011 the U S Senate rejected a bill that would have blocked standards for soot mercury and carbon pollution In April the Senate defeated four more bills that would have blocked the EPA from cutting air pollution PREV NEXT News Release Environment Florida Obama administration drops plans for Atlantic drilling Keep Reading News Release Environment Florida Release Interactive map shows impacts of storms and floods hitting close to home Environment Florida partnered with Dr David Hastings of Eckerd College and a team of students to collect extreme weather stories in Florida Keep Reading Blog Post Extreme Weather Map Our new interactive extreme weather map shows weather related disasters in the United States over the last five years and tells the stories of the people and communities who have endured some of those disasters and other extreme weather events Keep Reading Report Extreme Weather Map Fact Sheet Keep Reading News Release Environment Florida After bipartisan defeat last week Florida senator abandons pro fracking bill Fracking the controversial drilling technique that uses chemicals to break up rock and stimulate the flow of oil and gas was kept

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  • Environment Florida
    citizen members are teaming up with a professional staff to stand up for the places we love and the environmental values we share Join us in taking action for Florida s environment Global Warming Solutions No Bees No Food Solar For All Updates Clean air healthy families The coal lobby and their allies are trying to block the EPA from protecting public health but we ve held the line against some of their worst attacks In March 2011 the U S Senate rejected a bill that would have blocked standards for soot mercury and carbon pollution In April the Senate defeated four more bills that would have blocked the EPA from cutting air pollution PREV NEXT News Release Environment Florida Pinellas Board of County Commissioners pass resolution opposing fracking Last week Pinellas County became the 81st local government to pass a resolution against fracking Pinellas is the densest county in the state covering the cities of Clearwater and St Petersburg Keep Reading News Release Environment Florida Bipartisan group of legislators defeat pro fracking bill in state Senate clean water advocates celebrate A bipartisan coalition of state senators beat back an attempt to advance fracking in the state of Florida voting down Senate Bill 318 on a key panel 10 to 9 Keep Reading News Release Environment Florida Report highlights potential for solar energy on big box stores Environment Florida released a report today showing tremendous potential for solar installations on big box retailers grocery stores and shopping centers Keep Reading News Release Environment Florida Florida ranks 8th in Solar Jobs The Solar Foundation released its 2015 solar jobs census today showing 208 859 Americans now work in the solar energy sector including 6 560 in Florida The national solar jobs number represents a 20 2 percent increase from the previous

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  • Environment Florida
    s environment Global Warming Solutions No Bees No Food Solar For All Updates Clean air healthy families The coal lobby and their allies are trying to block the EPA from protecting public health but we ve held the line against some of their worst attacks In March 2011 the U S Senate rejected a bill that would have blocked standards for soot mercury and carbon pollution In April the Senate defeated four more bills that would have blocked the EPA from cutting air pollution PREV NEXT Report Environment America America s Next Top Polluter Tyson Foods Inc is one of the world s largest producers of meat and poultry The company s pollution footprint includes manure from its contract growers factory farm operations fertilizer runoff from grain grown to feed the livestock it brings to market as meat and waste from its processing plants Keep Reading News Release Environment America Clean water wins as Congress rejects budget rider Due to overwhelming public support the Clean Water Rule has now withstood every attack that polluters could muster in Congress the Barrasso bill the CRA measure and now an attempted budget rider Polluters and their allies have played all their dirty water cards in Congress and lost Keep Reading Blog Post Why we need the Clean Water Rule John Rumpler Why do we need federal protection under the Clean Water Act if there are also state laws designed to protect our rivers and streams The answer is that all too often state officials fail to enforce their own laws or side with politically powerful polluters Keep Reading Blog Post Stop the dam assault on our rivers and wildlife Russell Bassett Rivers and streams are the arteries and veins of our land and communities few things have impacted our rivers more than dams

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  • Environment Florida
    environmental values we share Join us in taking action for Florida s environment Global Warming Solutions No Bees No Food Solar For All Updates Clean air healthy families The coal lobby and their allies are trying to block the EPA from protecting public health but we ve held the line against some of their worst attacks In March 2011 the U S Senate rejected a bill that would have blocked standards for soot mercury and carbon pollution In April the Senate defeated four more bills that would have blocked the EPA from cutting air pollution PREV NEXT News Release Environment Florida Map 99 of Floridians live in counties affected by storms floods or other weather disasters Ninety nine percent of Floridians live in counties affected recently by weather related disasters including storms floods and other weather disasters according to new interactive map using data from the federal government Scientists say global warming is already exacerbating some extreme weather events and their impacts Keep Reading Report Environment Florida Hitting Close to Home Ninety nine percent of Floridians live in counties affected recently by weather related disasters including storms floods and other weather disasters according to a new interactive map using data created by Environment America and Frontier Group using data from the federal government Keep Reading News Release Environment Florida Pres Obama rejects Keystone XL ST PETERSBURG Fla In a widely anticipated decision today President Obama rejected construction of the Keystone XL pipeline designed to transport tar sands from Canada across the United States Climate activists had fought for years against the project which State Department officials estimated would produce 26 million metric tons of carbon pollution each year the equivalent of 5 7 million cars Keep Reading News Release Environment Florida Congress carried polluters dirty water today but ultimately clean

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