News Release | Environment Florida

Pres. Obama rejects Keystone XL

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- In a widely anticipated decision, today President Obama rejected construction of the Keystone XL pipeline, designed to transport tar sands from Canada across the United States. Climate activists had fought for years against the project, which State Department officials estimated would produce 26 million metric tons of carbon pollution each year – the equivalent of 5.7 million cars.

News Release | Environment Florida

Congress carried polluters' dirty water today, but ultimately clean water will win

One day after failing to adopt a similar measure, the U.S. Senate voted this afternoon to reverse the Obama administration's Clean Water Rule, which restores protections to streams that help provide drinking water for 1 in 3 Americans.

News Release | Environment Florida

New report ranks Florida #1 for boating

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – Florida ranks #1 for boating, according to new data issued today by Environment Florida. More than 37 million people visit Florida waterways like Tampa Bay and the Hillsborough River for boating, fishing, kayaking, and more. The “Summer Fun Index” comes as a new rule protecting thousands of waterways across the state takes effect.

News Release | Environment Florida

Obama administration issues rule to help protect Florida’s lakes and rivers

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – Twenty-nine percent of Florida’s streams, including those feeding Lake Okeechobee and the Hillsborough River, will regain federal protections under a final rule signed today by top Obama administration officials. The Clean Water Rule restores Clean Water Act safeguards to streams and wetlands that have been vulnerable to development and pollution for nearly ten years.

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