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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

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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We are asking for big change | Katie Hammer

Global warming is taking its toll on people and the environment around the world. Here in the U.S., we see more extreme weather like heat waves, droughts, floods, and bad air days because of global warming. We know that to avoid catastrophe and meet the goals of the Paris climate agreement, the US will need to cut overall global warming pollution by more than 80 percent by mid-century.

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