Posts Tagged ‘Environment Florida’

  • Pruitt Repeals Clean Water Protections for Nearly 2 Million Floridians

    Jun 27, 17 • 139 Views • EnvironmentComments Off on Pruitt Repeals Clean Water Protections for Nearly 2 Million Floridians

    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) administrator Scott Pruitt proposed repealing the Clean Water Rule, which restored federal protections to half our nation’s streams and thousands of wetlands across the country. Jennifer Rubiello, Environment...

  • Environment Florida’s Response to Trump & Paris Agreement

    Jun 1, 17 • 364 Views • Environment, Statement ReleaseComments Off on Environment Florida’s Response to Trump & Paris Agreement

    President Trump today abandoned the United States’ commitment to reducing pollution under the Paris Climate Agreement. This action increases the risks that the world will face from global warming – including dirtier air, water and food shortages,...

  • Senate votes to keep limits on dangerous methane pollution

    May 10, 17 • 119 Views • Environment, PollutionComments Off on Senate votes to keep limits on dangerous methane pollution

    Today, 51 senators voted against an attempt to reverse an Obama-era regulation that tightens limits on methane emissions from oil and gas development on public lands. “We’re thankful for Senator Bill Nelson for for voting today to stand up for our...

  • Environment Florida applauds legislature for enacting voter-backed solar amendment

    May 5, 17 • 252 Views • Environment, LegislationComments Off on Environment Florida applauds legislature for enacting voter-backed solar amendment

    This week, the Florida legislature voted to implement Amendment 4, the constitutional amendment over seventy percent of voters approved last fall. The bill, SB 90, extends the tax break on solar equipment to businesses. The bill now goes to Governor Rick...

  • Environment Florida statement on Trump’s expected offshore drilling executive order

    Apr 28, 17 • 377 Views • Environment, Statement ReleaseComments Off on Environment Florida statement on Trump’s expected offshore drilling executive order

    President Trump issued an order directing the Secretary of Interior to revisit the 5 year drilling plan of proposed oil and gas development the the Outer Continental Shelf including the Western and Central Gulf of Mexico. To clarify, while the executive...

  • First 100 days of Trump administration is disaster for Florida’s environment

    Apr 27, 17 • 325 Views • EnvironmentComments Off on First 100 days of Trump administration is disaster for Florida’s environment

    First 100 days of Trump administration is disaster for Florida’s environment and our families’ health In his first 100 days, President Trump has taken dozens of actions that threaten clean air, clean water, and treasured places from the Suwannee River to...

  • National monuments at risk

    Apr 26, 17 • 122 Views • EnvironmentComments Off on National monuments at risk

    President Trump signed an executive order today directing the Department of Interior to review more than 20 national monuments that have been created under the Antiquities Act since 1996.  A list of the monuments that may be reviewed is below. In response,...

  • New report: Floridians often breathe unhealthy air

    Apr 5, 17 • 186 Views • Environment, Media AdvisoriesComments Off on New report: Floridians often breathe unhealthy air

    MEDIA ADVISORY WHAT: Environment Florida Research & Policy Center will release a new report that presents city-by-city data on the persistent problem of air pollution. The report comes as the Trump administration attempts to roll back the Clean Power Plan...

  • Florida cities ranked for solar power in new report

    Apr 3, 17 • 194 Views • Environment, Media AdvisoriesComments Off on Florida cities ranked for solar power in new report

    Even as President Trump signs executive orders rolling back climate progress and the Florida Legislature considers bills that would further wed Floridians to dirty energy sources, states and cities continue to advance renewable energy. On Tuesday, April 4,...

  • Environment Florida’s Response to Climate Rollbacks

    Mar 28, 17 • 194 Views • Climate Change, Environment, Statement ReleaseComments Off on Environment Florida’s Response to Climate Rollbacks

    “Calling climate change a ‘hoax’ won’t stop temperatures or sea level from rising. We can tackle the climate crisis by investing in science and clean, renewable energy, but only if we move boldly and quickly. Defunding science, undercutting clean...