News Release | Environment Florida Research & Policy Center

Florida water quality experts call out proposed federal rollback of clean water, wetland protections

Gainesville, FL -- With only two weeks left for Floridians to comment, Florida water quality experts called out the proposed federal revisions to the Clean Water Act that could further threaten Florida’s waterways. As Florida faces increasingly severe water quality challenges, the administration’s Dirty Water Rule would strip federal protections from thousands of waterways across the country, including in Florida.

News Release | Environment Florida Research & Policy Center

Tallahassee faculty, student leaders to host “Renewable Energy Roundtable”

In celebration of Earth Month, Environment Florida Research & Policy Center will hold a “Renewable Energy Roundtable” at Florida State University to discuss the technology, infrastructure and policies needed to transition to a society completely powered by renewable sources.

News Release | Environment America

Statement: Senators push agencies to act on toxic chemicals known as PFAS

Today, the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works held a hearing on toxic per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), a source of widespread drinking water contamination. While our federal agencies are standing by, Congress is taking a real bipartisan interest in tackling PFAS contamination in our drinking water. In states as far-flung as Colorado, Michigan, and North Carolina, this urgent public health problem calls for urgent action.

News Release | Environment Florida Research & Policy Center

Mercury Rollbacks and Florida

News Release | Environment America

Land & Water Conservation Fund Renewal Signed into Law

The Land & Water Conservation Fund has supported everything from the expansion and maintenance of local parks and recreation centers to national forests, national parks and historical sites.

“This victory is a testament to the perseverance of many in Congress who wouldn’t let America’s most successful conservation and recreation program die,” said Ed Johnson, president of Environment America. “You don’t see votes like 92-8 in the Senate and 363-62 in the House without members putting their shoulder to the wheel.”

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