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VICTORY: ATLANTIC COAST PROTECTED FROM OFFSHORE DRILLING

The Atlantic Coast won a major victory when the Obama administration abandoned its plans to open the southern Atlantic to offshore oil and gas drilling for the first time in decades. Leading up to the announcement, Environment America and colleagues presented Obama officials with letters signed by more than 1,000 East Coast businesses opposed to the drilling proposal.

News Release | Environment Florida

Four Florida utilities named in national “Blocking the Sun” report on anti-solar campaigns

Just weeks after voters in Florida shot down a deceptive ballot initiative that would have further restricted rooftop solar growth in the state, a new report, “Blocking the Sun,” highlights 4 Florida utilities amongst 17 entities nationwide working aggressively to block solar policies. 

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News Release | Environment Florida

Pinellas County Commissioners unanimously pass a ban on fracking

In a win for the environment and public health, Pinellas County became the 11th county in Florida to ban fracking. 

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News Release | Environment Florida

Pinellas County likely to be first in Tampa Bay to ban fracking

The Pinellas Board of County Commissioners will cast the final vote, following public comment, for a countywide ordinance banning fracking. If the ordinance passes, Pinellas County will join 10 other Florida counties in passing legally binding ordinances banning fracking.

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River otter, today’s your special day | Russell Bassett

It’s International River Otter Awareness Day! Here are five reasons we appreciate these amazing creatures.

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News Release | Environment Florida

Pinellas sets the stage for a countywide fracking ban

The Pinellas Board of County Commissioners voted today to move forward with a public hearing for the county's ordinance banning fracking. 

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