News Release | Environment Florida

Newly-signed tollway law threatens our kids’ respiratory health

We can expect Floridians’ health and air quality to get worse in the near future after Gov. Ron DeSantis signed the Transportation Corridors bill into law today. The bill, (SB 7068), commits billions of tax dollars to build three new tollways.

News Release | Environment Florida

Statement on Congress voting for Climate Action Now Act:

he U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 9 “The Climate Action Now” Act yesterday by a margin of 231 to 190. This climate bill, the first to receive a vote by the body in a decade, would keep the United States in the Paris Agreement by defunding any effort to withdraw and requiring the Trump administration to submit a plan to meet the U.S. commitment to reduce carbon emissions below 2005 levels by 26 percent to 28 percent by 2032.

News Release | Environment Florida

The Transportation Corridors Bills

The Transportation Corridors bills would commit the state to spending billions of dollars to build three new tollways that would lead to more congestion, more air pollution, and would take money away from more pressing transportation needs, all in the name of rural economic development. But building new roads is not an effective economic development strategy in the 21st Century. Instead of boosting the economy, these roads will destroy communities, encourage sprawl, and increase regional inequities.

This legislation would result in the biggest expansion of the state highway network since the mid-1950s and is a massive step in the wrong direction for Florida.

News Release | Environment Florida

Florida Clean Energy for All, a table working to advance clean energy, delivers letter to Governor Ron DeSantis calling for action on clean energy

Environmental leaders from the Florida Clean Energy For All (CEFA) table delivered an open letter today - on Earth Day - to Governor Ron DeSantis encouraging strong action to advance clean energy in the era of climate change.

News Release | Environment Florida

St. Pete approves roadmap to 100 percent renewable energy

Late last night, the St. Petersburg City Council unanimously passed a plan to fulfill the city’s commitment to achieve 100 percent renewable energy by 2035. St. Pete now joins Orlando in establishing both a goal and clear path to reaching 100 percent renewable energy citywide.

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 Florida

Legislation aims to transition Florida to 100 percent statewide renewable energy

State Representative Anna V. Eskamani and State Senator Jose Javier Rodriguez filed a bill on Friday to transition Florida to 100 percent clean, renewable energy. House Bill 1291/Senate Bill 1762 is supported by a growing list of organizations including Environment Florida, Florida Conservation Voters, the CLEO Institute and Rethink Energy Florida.

News Release | Environment Florida

First step towards a Florida free from dirty, dangerous drilling

Today, Governor DeSantis took a bold step towards banning fracking in Florida once and for all. But there is still a way to go before this directive becomes a reality. 

News Release | Environment Florida Research & Policy Center

Trump administration’s ‘Dirty Power Plan’ will increase air pollution and climate risk in Florida

Tampa, FL -- Today, the Trump administration announced its Dirty Power Plan, which will increase air pollution and severe climate impacts across the nation, threatening the health of millions of Americans. The citizens of Florida and all Americans deserve better.

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