News Release | Environment Florida

EPA extends public comment period after hundreds gather to fight drilling and acid fracking in the Everglades

NAPLES, Fla. ― The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency extended the public comment period last night to March 31st after over 300 Floridians turned out to a public hearing at the Golden Gate Community Center in Naples, Florida to voice their concern for drilling and acid fracking in Big Cypress Swamp watershed and near Everglades National Park.

News Release | Environment Florida Research and Policy Center

Environment Florida Releases New Booklet of Personal Stories from Residents on the Frontlines of Fracking as EPA Hearing Nears

TAMPA, Fla. — As the debate over fracking mounts in Florida, residents on the frontlines of fracking in Pennsylvania today recounted their stories of illness, water contamination, and damage to their livelihoods due to dirty drilling operations. Environment Florida Research & Policy Center released the residents’ Shalefield Stories as the latest evidence for rejecting fracking near the Everglades or anywhere in the Sunshine State.

News Release | Environment Florida

President Obama Vows to Protect Future Generations from Climate Change

TAMPA, Fla. – In response to President Obama’s State of the Union address, Jennifer Rubiello, field assocate with Environment Florida, delivered the following statement:

News Release | Environment Florida

Fracking by the Numbers: New Environment Florida Research and Policy Center Report First to Quantify Threat of Gas Drilling

NAPLES, Fla. -  A new Environment Florida Research and Policy Center report, “Fracking by the Numbers,” measures the damage being done by dirty drilling across the country. As state and national agencies consider fracking permits in Florida, the report is the first study of its kind to measure the footprint of fracking damage to date— including toxic wastewater, water use, chemical use, air pollution, land damage and global warming emissions.

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Environment Florida Rallies Citizens, Scientists and Farmers to Call on EPA to Follow Sound Science, Protect Tampa Bay and the Hillsborough River

TAMPA, Fla.– In an effort to increase protections for waterways like Tampa Bay and the Hillsborough River, Environment Florida helped deliver over 100,000 public comments and letters nationwide to the US Environmental Protection Agency, all calling for increased protections for waterways across the state.