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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.

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After bipartisan defeat last week, Florida senator abandons pro-fracking bill

Fracking, the controversial drilling technique that uses chemicals to break up rock and stimulate the flow of oil and gas, was kept at bay in Florida today after Sen. Richter (R-Collier County) abandoned his bill, Senate Bill 318. The measure had been up for reconsideration today after a bipartisan group of Senators defeated it last Thursday in committee.

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Pinellas Board of County Commissioners pass resolution opposing fracking

Last week, Pinellas County became the 81st local government to pass a resolution against fracking. Pinellas is the densest county in the state covering the cities of Clearwater and St. Petersburg.

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Bipartisan group of legislators defeat pro-fracking bill in state Senate, clean water advocates celebrate

A bipartisan coalition of state senators beat back an attempt to advance fracking in the state of Florida, voting down Senate Bill 318 on a key panel 10 to 9. 

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Report highlights potential for solar energy on big box stores

Environment Florida released a report today showing tremendous potential for solar installations on “big box” retailers, grocery stores, and shopping centers.

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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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