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  • Environment Florida
    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 Blog Post Nothing to fear from clean water Russell Bassett Halloween is the annual time to celebrate all the creepy things that go bump in the night but what s really fightening are the many very real threats to our waterways and drinking water Nothing is more important to life than clean water yet few things are taken more for granted We turn on our taps or swim in a local lake without fear because we believe the systems are working to keep our water clean The fact is those systems don t always work and in many cases are failing to keep water safe Keep Reading Blog Post Paris Climate Talks The Who What Where and Why Katie Hammer On November 30th leaders from around the world will sit down and make an international agreement on how each country will work together to cut global warming pollution Keep Reading News Release Environment Florida Tampa Bay Residents Call on Sen Rubio to Act on Climate Keep Reading News Release Environment Florida New report ranks Florida 1 for boating ST PETERSBURG Fla Florida ranks 1 for boating according to new data issued today by Environment Florida More than 37 million people visit Florida waterways like Tampa Bay and the Hillsborough River for

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  • Environment Florida
    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 Blog Post Clean water not green water Russell Bassett Last year at this time the toxic algae bloom in Lake Erie caused nearly half a million people in and around Toledo Ohio to be without safe drinking water Clean water from our taps is something that many of us take for granted but if we don t protect our water sources like the residents of Toledo discovered we won t be able to take it for granted anymore Keep Reading Report Environment Florida Research and Policy Center Path to the Paris Climate Conference Even without Congress the federal executive branch and states are playing a major role in U S progress to address climate change In the next decade existing state policies and federal rules such as the Clean Power Plan will cut carbon pollution by 1 1 billion metric tons or 27 percent from 2005 levels Keep Reading News Release Environment Florida Obama administration issues rule to help protect Florida s lakes and rivers ST PETERSBURG Fla Twenty nine percent of Florida s streams including those feeding Lake Okeechobee and the Hillsborough River will regain federal protections under a final rule signed today by top Obama administration officials The Clean Water Rule restores Clean Water Act safeguards to streams and wetlands that have been vulnerable to development and pollution for nearly ten years Keep Reading Report Environment America Research Policy Center 10 Ways to Help Your City Go Solar Last month s Shining Cities

    Original URL path: http://environmentflorida.org/home?page=6%2C1 (2016-05-01)
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  • Environment Florida
    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 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

    Original URL path: http://environmentflorida.org/home?page=7%2C1 (2016-05-01)
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  • Environment Florida
    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 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

    Original URL path: http://environmentflorida.org/home?page=8%2C1 (2016-05-01)
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  • Environment Florida
    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 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 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

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  • Extreme Weather Map | Environment Florida
    future Connect with us Like Us Follow 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 Blog Extreme Weather Map Wednesday March 9 2016 By Recent Posts This Earth Day climate action takes a big step forward Great Barrier Reef scientist And then we wept Extreme Weather Map Why we need the Clean

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  • Stop the dam assault on our rivers and wildlife | Environment Florida
    Ice Harbor Dam pictured in the Pacific Northwest are among the most controversial in the nation The dams prevent salmon from migrating up and downstream and now the salmon population of the Snake River is at 3 percent of its historical abundance For decades conservationists have been calling for the removal of the four lower Snake River dams but they still stand without adequate fish passage a testament to a bygone era when dams could destroy rivers and wildlife with impunity Dams are not inherently bad especially when they have been licensed under our modern environmental laws However many dams throughout the nation were built before the Clean Water Act and Endangered Species Act and when those dams were built they placed a low priority or no priority at all on water quality wildlife habitat and fish passage Most hydroelectric dams are relicensed every 50 years and many older dams are now due for relicensing This is great because thanks to our modern environmental laws relicensing often translates into improved fish passage and water quality mitigation for environmental damage and increased community input In some cases rather than update dams to comply with modern laws dam operators choose instead to just remove dams In 2014 72 dams around the nation were removed restoring more than 730 miles of stream Is that great or what So that s the good news but the bad news is quite disturbing The hydropower industry is right now making an unprecedented assault on our rivers and wildlife If they re successful they ll take the nation back more than half a century to the regrettable time when dams could destroy our rivers without consequence An industry introduced bill in the U S House would create massive loopholes in relicensing laws that would largely allow dam

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  • Global Warming Solutions Updates | Environment Florida
    Shining Cities 2016 News Release Environment Florida Jacksonville among nation s solar leaders but status at risk Jacksonville has more solar panels than most major American cities ranking 16th among dozens of metropolitan areas analyzed in a new report but advocates warn the city s progress could change if the local utility moves forward with slashing net metering Jacksonville s ranking the highest in Florida and Southeast U S is owed primarily to one large scale solar and nine contracted small 1 7 MW farms and gardens Read more about Jacksonville among nation s solar leaders but status at risk News Release Environment Florida Obama administration drops plans for Atlantic drilling Read more about Obama administration drops plans for Atlantic drilling Extreme Weather Map Wednesday March 9 2016 By 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 Read more about Extreme Weather Map 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 Read more about Release Interactive map shows impacts of storms and floods hitting close to home Report Extreme Weather Map Fact Sheet Read more about Extreme Weather Map Fact Sheet 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 Read more about Pinellas Board of County Commissioners pass resolution opposing fracking

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