News Release | Environment Florida

Statement: Tampa takes huge step by adopting 100 percent renewable energy resolution

TAMPA -- The Tampa City Council voted 6 to 1 on Thursday to adopt a resolution in support of repowering the city with 100 percent renewable energy by 2035. Tampa joins eleven other cities in Florida and 180 cities across the country in taking action on climate change with bold commitments to renewable energy.

News Release | Environment Florida

Great American Outdoors Act is bringing more nature to Florida

St. Petersburg, FL– Amid a tense election year, deep polarization and a global pandemic, leadership from both aisles of Congress came together last summer to pass a landmark conservation legislation into law. The Great American Outdoors Act, which was signed into law by former President Donald Trump one year ago today, secured permanent funding for the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) at $900 million annually and $9.5 billion over five years to update America’s aging public lands infrastructure. 

News Release | Environment Florida Research & Policy Center

New report unveils utilities’ playbook to stall rooftop solar in Florida

Special interest groups are working in coordination with local utilities to stall the growth of rooftop solar here in Florida, according to a new report released Thursday by Environment Florida Research & Policy Center. In Florida, investor-owned utilities have targeted policies like net metering, renewable portfolio standards and power-purchase agreements.

News Release | Environment America

Statement: Infrastructure must be a good deal for our health

A bipartisan group of senators met Tuesday afternoon to prepare for a vote planned Wednesday on a $1.2 trillion Bipartisan Infrastructure Framework that aims to boost federal investment in U.S. infrastructure, including billions for roads, clean water and power infrastructure, according to media reports. 

News Release | Environment America

Statement: House passes landmark water and transportation bill to restore and enhance U.S. infrastructure

The U.S. House of Representatives passed a legislative package on Thursday that would improve water infrastructure, protect drinking water, and repair and expand our transportation system.  The package combined several bills, including the Water Quality Protection and Job Creation Act of 2021 and the AQUA Act, under the umbrella of the INVEST in America Act.