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Report | Environment Florida Research and Policy Center

Path to the Paris Climate Conference

Even without Congress, the federal executive branch and states are playing a major role in U.S. progress to address climate change. In the next decade, existing state policies and federal rules such as the Clean Power Plan will cut carbon pollution by 1.1 billion metric tons, or 27 percent from 2005 levels.

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Report | Environment Florida Research and Policy Center

Millennials experiencing record heat and extreme precipitation

As a result of global warming, young Americans today are growing up in a different climate than their parents and grandparents experienced. It is warmer than it used to be. Storms pack more of a punch. Rising seas increasingly flood low-lying land. Large wildfires have grown bigger, more frequent and more expensive to control. People are noticing changes in their own backyards, no matter where they live.

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Report | Environment Florida Research and Policy Center

Polluting Politics

Polluting Politics links Florida’s biggest polluters to the money they spend to influence our elections and lobby decision-makers.The report includes the amount of toxic pollution dumped in Florida’s waterways by industrial facilities alongside the money their parent companies spent on lobbying and campaign contributions.

 

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News Release | Environment Florida Research and Policy Center

Florida’s Biggest Polluters Spending 13.8 Million to Pollute Politics

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – Environment Florida released its “Polluting Politics” report shortly after the introduction of a House bill to block the EPA’s clean water rule to restore Clean Water Act protections to thousands of waterways in Florida and across the country.

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Report | Environment Florida Research & Policy Center

More Wind, Less Warming

American wind power already produced enough energy in 2013 to power 15 million homes. Continued, rapid development of wind energy would allow the renewable resource to supply 30 percent of the nation’s electricity by 2030, providing more than enough carbon reductions to meet the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed Clean Power Plan.

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