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    Result 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 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 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 Result Bringing solar energy to the Sunshine State It just makes sense Florida with more than 300 sunny days every year should be well on its way to becoming a national leader in solar power But recently our state leaders let a popular solar incentive program run dry The Legislature finally restored some funding to the program last year backed by Environment Florida and a host of solar power advocates Result We re cleaning up the air we breathe Power plants like Tampa s Seminole Electric Cooperative will release 90 percent less mercury pollution into our air under new EPA standards we support great news for Florida s families given mercury s toxic effects on how our kids think learn and behave With support from our members we re now defending these standards from a congressional rollback attempt Result Cleaning up the Everglades and all our waters We want the Everglades to thrive so its diverse ecosystem alligators and all can prosper and so

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  • Environment Florida
    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 Bringing solar energy to the Sunshine State It just makes sense Florida with more than 300 sunny days every year should be well on its way to becoming a national leader in solar power But recently our state leaders let a popular solar incentive program run dry The Legislature finally restored some funding to the program last year backed by Environment Florida and a host of solar power advocates 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 at

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  • Environment Florida
    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 Bringing solar energy to the Sunshine State It just makes sense Florida with more than 300 sunny days every year should be well on its way to becoming a national leader in solar power But recently our state leaders let a popular solar incentive program run dry The Legislature finally restored some funding to the program last year backed by Environment Florida and a host of solar power advocates 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 year

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  • Environment Florida
    Florida s environment Global Warming Solutions No Bees No Food Solar For All Updates Bringing solar energy to the Sunshine State It just makes sense Florida with more than 300 sunny days every year should be well on its way to becoming a national leader in solar power But recently our state leaders let a popular solar incentive program run dry The Legislature finally restored some funding to the program last year backed by Environment Florida and a host of solar power advocates 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 The

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  • Environment Florida
    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 Bringing solar energy to the Sunshine State It just makes sense Florida with more than 300 sunny days every year should be well on its way to becoming a national leader in solar power But recently our state leaders let a popular solar incentive program run dry The Legislature finally restored some funding to the program last year backed by Environment Florida and a host of solar power advocates 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 water

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  • Environment Florida
    taking action for Florida s environment Global Warming Solutions No Bees No Food Solar For All Updates Bringing solar energy to the Sunshine State It just makes sense Florida with more than 300 sunny days every year should be well on its way to becoming a national leader in solar power But recently our state leaders let a popular solar incentive program run dry The Legislature finally restored some funding to the program last year backed by Environment Florida and a host of solar power advocates 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 boating

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  • Environment Florida
    days every year should be well on its way to becoming a national leader in solar power But recently our state leaders let a popular solar incentive program run dry The Legislature finally restored some funding to the program last year backed by Environment Florida and a host of solar power advocates 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 report

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  • Environment Florida
    energy to the Sunshine State It just makes sense Florida with more than 300 sunny days every year should be well on its way to becoming a national leader in solar power But recently our state leaders let a popular solar incentive program run dry The Legislature finally restored some funding to the program last year backed by Environment Florida and a host of solar power advocates 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

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