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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.

News Release | Environment Florida

In a victory for wildlife, Atlantic seismic testing denied!

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- In a major victory for whales and other sea creatures, today the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) denied all pending permits for seismic air gun blasting in the Atlantic Ocean.

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News Release | Environment America

On the One-Year Anniversary of the Paris Climate Agreement, U.S. Mayors call on President-elect Trump to Keep Commitment

Today, on the one-year anniversary of the Paris climate agreement, Environment America joined with mayors from Orlando, FL, Fayetteville, AR, and Philadelphia, PA to release a statement to President-elect Donald Trump. They urged the president-elect to keep America’s commitment to the historic accord and maintain the country’s role as a global climate leader. 

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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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