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.

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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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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.

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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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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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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.

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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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Wally and Wanda the Whale swim into Jacksonville to protect our beaches

Jacksonville, Fla.-- As threats mount against our oceans and coasts, whales Wanda and Wally, two 5 foot blow up whales visited Jacksonville. Like many endangered marine species, whales rely on us to protect them from oil and gas exploration, drilling and other threats. As the Trump administration begins the process of lifting the protections that prevent drilling off of the Atlantic Coast, Environment Florida, Ryan Bass from U.S. Congressman John Rutherford’s office, Oceana, St. Johns Riverkeeper, Public Trust Law, Sierra Club and others reminded Floridians of the value of our coastline and the need to stand up for our shores and marine life.  

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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. 

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