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Protecting Water in the 2018 Florida Legislative Session

The Florida Legislature is in full swing with the end of session looming on March 9, 2018. As in past years, there are bills on critical water and protecting local government rights sitting in Committee with the clock ticking. 

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Preventing Oil Exploration in Big Cypress

Clean Water Action objects to Burnett Oil’s proposed plan to conduct a seismic survey for oil and gas in Big Cypress National Preserve.

FPL One Step Closer to Gas Plant Expansion

On January 5, 2016 the Florida Public Service Commission gave Florida Power and Light (FPL) the initial green light to build a $1.3 billion, 1,633 megawatt natural gas-fired power plant in Okeechobee County.

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Problems with the Statewide Water Policy

In January, Lawmakers and the Governor passed a major water policy law. Though the new law is flaunted by state lawmakers as a strong policy that will protect springs and dedicate money for water, there are several weaknesses.

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Florida Legislative Session Wrap-Up

May 15, 2017

On May 8, 2017 the Florida legislature adjourned. With more than 3,000 bills introduced in both Chambers, there were a handful of bills that would affect water quality and clean energy. Here are the most important wins and losses.

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Florida Legislative Session Ends – Water Gets Attention, Fracking Bill Dies

March 21, 2016

Earlier this month, the Florida legislature adjourned for the session, and this year water did get the attention and funding it deserved.

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When Republicans Discuss Climate

March 11, 2016

Last night's debate might’ve been the longest discussion about climate change yet in one of the Republican presidential debates.