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.

News Release | Environment Florida

New report ranks Florida #1 for boating

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, fishing, kayaking, and more. The “Summer Fun Index” comes as a new rule protecting thousands of waterways across the state takes effect.

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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.

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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.

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News Release | Environment Florida

Obama administration issues rule to help protect Florida’s lakes and rivers

St. Petersburg, FL – 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.

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