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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

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 – the third consecutive year that solar jobs have grown by 20 percent or more.

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News Release | Environment Florida

Hillsborough County Commissioners pass unanimous resolution against fracking

The Hillsborough Board of County Commissioners voted late this morning on a resolution against fracking. The resolution opposes some of the most egregious parts of Senate Bill 318, including the preemption of local governments' ability to regulate all facets of oil and gas extraction and exploration.

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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.

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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.   

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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.

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