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.

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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.

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Florida’s Climate Challenges and Solutions

Time is running out to solve the climate crisis, and Florida has much to loose, including our health. But local leaders are stepping up to fill the void of federal and state climate action. In honor of Earth Month, several Florida environmental groups released an updated map quantifying local climate action statewide. 

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Mercury Rollbacks and Florida

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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

Digital Briefing: Local Leaders Rise Up to Fill Climate Action Void

Despite the lack of Federal and State action on climate, cities and counties are investing in clean energy solutions to protect their communities 

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Endangering marine ecosystems, U.S. government nears authorization of seismic blasting in Atlantic

Seismic testing for oil and gas drilling off of the United States’ Atlantic coast is just one step away after the Trump administration passed another hurdle to that process today.

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Trump administration climate report predicts climate change’s impact on Florida is getting worse

The just-released 2018 update to the National Climate Assessment, “NCA4 Vol. II,” offers more proof that Florida will face increasingly dire consequences if action isn’t taken to dramatically cut greenhouse gas emissions.

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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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