Oil and Gas in Florida

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.

Big Cypress National Preserve. Photo credit: William Silver / Shutterstock

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.

From We All Live Downstream

Florida Capitol Building / photo: istock, happyjones
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. Here are some of the highlights (and lowlights) from the 2016 legislative session:

Amendment 1 Funding Passes