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Protecting Water in the 2018 Florida Legislative Session

February 6, 2018

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. 

Chemical reform: Progress, but not enough

June 8, 2016

"The bill passed by the Senate addresses some core weaknesses of our outdated chemical safety laws - but it further restricts states, narrowing their ability to protect people from chemical health threats,"

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Preventing Oil Exploration in Big Cypress

February 25, 2016

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

February 25, 2016

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.

Florida's 2016 Legislative Session - the Budget

February 25, 2016

Governor Scott and key state lawmakers have said that water is a budget priority. We'll hold them accountable to those statements.

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Problems with the Statewide Water Policy

February 25, 2016

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.