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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.

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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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Environment Florida laments feds’ decision to repeal Clean Car Standards

Today, the Trump administration announced new vehicle emission guidelines which roll back the existing Clean Car Standards. This regressive move will get rid of our nation’s best climate change mitigation program, which is cutting future carbon emissions more effectively than any other current federal policy.

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Report: Tampa will need 400% more public charging stations by 2030

Tampa, FL – The number of electric vehicles (EVs) in Tampa city limits is projected to increase to 15,000 by 2030, according to a new report from Environment Florida Research & Policy Center and Frontier Group. But these vehicles won’t have enough places to recharge their batteries unless the city adds 400% more new charging stations in publicly accessible locations. The new report, “Plugging In: Readying America’s Cities for the Arrival of Electric Vehicles,” includes local and state data for Tampa, Orlando, Miami, Jacksonville about the projected number of electric cars expected on the road in coming years, and how cities can accommodate these new EVs with enough places to park and recharge.

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Report: 36,000 electric cars could be on Jacksonville roads by 2030

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- With an estimated 36,000 electric vehicles (EVs) hitting Jacksonville streets by 2030, a new study by Environment Florida Research & Policy Center and Frontier Group notes Jacksonville could need more than 1,200 new charging stations to make sure these new EVs have enough places to park and recharge. The new report, “Plugging In: Readying America’s Cities for the Arrival of Electric Vehicles,” includes local and state data for Jacksonville, Tampa, Orlando, and Miami about the projected number of electric cars expected on the road in coming years, and how cities can accommodate these new EVs with enough places to park and recharge. 

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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).

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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.

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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.   

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Tax Bill Threatens America’s Environment

Today, the House of Representatives is voting on a tax bill that would open America’s unspoiled Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil and gas drilling and maintain billions in tax breaks for fossil fuel producers.

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17 Florida Mayors Join National Call to Embrace Solar and Support Strong Policies

Saint Petersburg, FL-- 17 Florida mayors are among 70 U.S. mayors nationwide calling for solar energy to power their communities. A statement released today by Environment America includes Florida mayors from cities ranging from Naples, Fla. to Pinellas Park, Fla. who agree on the need to tap into clean energy from the sun.

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