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.

News Release | Environment Florida

Environment Florida calls on Jacksonville utility to reinstate solar program

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Environment Florida called on the board of the Jacksonville Electric Authority (JEA) to reinstate its key rooftop solar program today, known as net metering. The utility abruptly slashed the program last month while adopting plans to further invest in large scale solar projects.

News Release | Environment Florida

City of Orlando Passes 100% Clean Energy Resolution

The Orlando City Commission unanimously passed a resolution this week to generate 100 percent of the electricity consumed within the city from clean, renewable sources by 2050.

News Release | Environment Florida

Hundreds of Tampa Bay Residents Call on Tampa Bay to Commit to 100% Clean Energy

As the Trump administration considers sweeping budget cuts that would threaten environmental protections nationwide, hundreds of Tampa Bay residents joined elected officials and organizations for the Tampa Bay People’s Climate March to call on Tampa to commit 100% clean, renewable energy.

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Statement on Trump's expected offshore drilling executive order

Today, President Trump is expected to sign an executive order directing the Secretary of Interior to revise or initiate a new five year program for oil and gas development on the Outer Continental Shelf. 

News Release | Environment Florida

Organizations and Concerned Residents Will Hold People’s Climate March to Support Tampa Going 100% Renewable

More than two dozen organizations in Tampa Bay will rally for the Tampa People’s Climate March to raise awareness about climate change and its regional impacts, and to provide avenues for people to take action. 

News Release | Environment Florida Research and Policy Center

Tampa Bay’s health at risk with 56 dirty air days in 2015

Air pollution remains a major threat to our health, according to a new report from Environment Florida Research & Policy Center,”Our Health at Risk: Why Are Millions of Americans Still Breathing Unhealthy Air?,” released today on the steps of St. Petersburg City Hall alongside City Councilmember Karl Nurse, staff from U.S. Congressman Charlie Crist's office, and members of the community affected by asthma. In 2015, people here in Tampa Bay experienced 56 dirty air pollution days, increasing the risk of premature death, asthma attacks and other adverse health impacts.

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