News Release | Environment Florida Research and Policy Center

Are Florida Beaches Safe for Swimming?

With summer in full swing, water pollution can close Florida beaches or put swimmers' health at risk. Last year, bacteria levels at 187 Florida beaches indicated that water was potentially unsafe for swimming there on at least one day, according to the new report Safe for Swimming? by Environment Florida Research and Policy Center.

News Release | Environment America

Statement: U.S. House passes major public lands bill

"With today’s passage of this bill, we’re one step away from putting a lock and key on funding that has always been intended for conservation projects -- yet consistently diverted to other purposes. We’re closer to adopting a new consciousness for today’s world, that our lives are made richer if surrounded by more nature, rather than more extracted resources."

News Release | Environment America

Statement: House advances greenest budget in recent memory

The House Appropriations Committee approved funding for a number of important environmental programs Friday as part of the FY21 funding bill for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Department of the Interior (DOI). Most notably, the budget dedicates emergency funding for many of the infrastructure proposals in the Moving Forward Act (H.R.2), including $10.2 billion for the Clean Water and Drinking Water State Revolving Funds. Additionally, the bill blocks the administration’s attempts to: open the Tongass National Forest to logging; drill for oil in the Arctic Refuge; expand offshore drilling; weaken protections on toxic mercury and arsenic emissions; and open the Boundary Waters to toxic pollution from sulfide mining.

News Release | Environment Florida

Statement: House Democrats release sweeping climate plan

Tampa, FL -- Led by U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor, Democrats on the Select Committee on the Climate Crisis released a comprehensive report Tuesday detailing policies and programs to tackle climate change at the federal level. The report is based on twelve pillars of action with the overall goal of achieving net zero carbon dioxide emissions in the United States by 2050. The focus includes transforming our transportation system, preserving natural resources and public lands, increasing clean energy, and improving clean water infrastructure. 

News Release | Environment Florida Research & Policy Center

New study: Top Florida cities place well in national solar rankings

Cities across the country are harnessing the power of the sun for their communities. Our new report ranks major cities in the U.S. by how much solar energy they have installed, highlighting several Florida cities.

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