News Release | For Immediate Release

St. Pete committee takes first step towards reducing plastic straws and foam

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Today, a key St. Petersburg city council committee took the first step towards the reduction of single-use plastic straws and expanded polystyrene (also known as Styrofoam).

News Release | Environment Florida

Over 100 Florida local elected officials sign on in support of statewide fracking ban

St. Petersburg, FL —  To date, more than 100 local elected officials from across Florida have signed onto a letter calling on the State Legislature to pass a statewide ban on fracking in the upcoming session.

News Release | Environment Florida Research & Policy Center

Polluters Dumping into Florida Waterways

Tampa, Fla.– Industrial facilities dumped excessive pollution into Florida’s waterways 270 times over 21 months, the tenth worst total in the nation, according to a new report by Environment Florida Research & Policy Center. However, the facilities rarely faced penalties for this pollution. Environment Florida Research and Policy Center is releasing its Troubled Waters report as the federal government tries to weaken clean water protections and slash enforcement funding for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the states.

News Release | Environment Florida

Worst Polluters of the St. Johns River

Jacksonville, Fla.– Industrial facilities dumped excessive pollution into Florida’s waterways 270 times over 21 months, the tenth worst total in the nation, according to a new report by Environment Florida Research & Policy Center. However, the facilities rarely faced penalties for this pollution. Environment Florida is releasing its Troubled Waters report as the federal government tries to weaken clean water protections and slash enforcement funding for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the states.

News Release | Environment Florida

Senate Fracking Ban Bill on Life Support

Yesterday, Sen. Rob Bradley (R-Fleming Island) posted the agenda for the February 27 Senate Appropriations Committee hearing. The agenda for this meeting does not include Sen. Dana Young’s (R-Tampa) fracking ban bill (SB 462).

News Release | Environment Florida

Floridians Urge Tallahassee Lawmakers to Ban Fracking, Fund Land Conservation

Today, hundreds of Floridians from the Panhandle to the Keys gathered together in the state capitol to urge elected officials to support a fracking ban, fund land conservation, commit to renewable energy and protect Florida’s waters.

News Release | Environment Florida Research & Policy Center

Offshore drilling proposal threatens Florida’s coasts and marine wildlife

Bidding for offshore oil and gas leases could begin as early as 2019 in almost all federal waters, including the Gulf of Mexico under a new Trump Administration proposal. Environment Florida denounced the plan, which would open vast new areas of the Atlantic, Arctic and Pacific Oceans and the Gulf to drilling.   

News Release | Environment Florida

FL CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION FAILS TO STAND UP FOR OUR ENVIRONMENT AND OUR FAMILIES’ HEALTH ON MORE THAN 50% of VOTES

Today, Environment Florida released its federal scorecard evaluating how the Florida congressional delegation has voted when it comes to supporting clean air, clean water and other environmental protections. Absences count against a member's score.

News Release | Environment Florida

Senate Tax Bill Threatens America’s Environmental Future

Today, the U.S. Senate is voting on a tax bill that would open America’s unspoiled Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil and gas drilling and maintains billion in tax breaks for fossil fuel producers while stifling the growing renewable energy sector. Environment Florida issued the following statement in response.

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