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News Release | Environment Florida

Environmental Groups File Clean Water Act Suit Against World's Second Largest Chicken Producer, Pilgrim's Pride, For Polluting the Suwannee River

Environment Florida announced today that it has filed a lawsuit in the United States District Court in Jacksonville against the second-largest chicken producer in the world, Pilgrim’s Pride, for alleged ongoing violations of the federal Clean Water Act at its poultry processing plant in Live Oak, Florida. 

News Release | Environment America

Clean water wins as Congress rejects budget rider

Due to overwhelming public support, the Clean Water Rule has now withstood every attack that polluters could muster in Congress - the Barrasso bill, the CRA measure, and now an attempted budget rider.  Polluters and their allies have played all their dirty water cards in Congress and lost.   

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.

News Release | Environment Florida Research & Policy Center

Florida lags behind leading solar states

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – Florida lags behind other leading solar states in solar power per capita, according to a new report released today by Environment Florida Research & Policy Center and its national federation.  The report, Lighting the Way: The Top Ten States that Helped Drive America’s Solar Energy Boom in 2013, shows strong solar growth across the nation and ranks the states on the amount of solar per capita through 2013. While solar in Florida grew from186 megawatts in 2012 to 213 megawatts in 2013 – a 7 percent increase, it lags substantially behind other states, ranking 19th in the nation for the amount of solar per capita in 2013.  Nationwide, solar capacity tripled in the last two years to more than 12,000 megawatts. 

News Release | Environment Florida Research & Policy Center

Clean Energy Is Cutting Carbon, But Florida Lags

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – With South Florida “ground zero” when it comes to some of the worst impacts of global warming, from rising seas to disappearing Everglades, Congressional delegates Frankel and Murphy, along with local elected leaders, joined Environment Florida Research & Policy Center today to call for more state and national action in the fight to cut carbon pollution. Speakers gathered at Florida Atlantic University’s Pine Jog Environmental Education Center to release a new report, Moving America Forward, that highlight’s the impact of the Clean Cars Program and other measures that have helped Florida reduce its emissions.

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