The transportation sector is the second-largest source of global warming pollution in Florida. A new report from Environment Florida Research & Policy Center and Frontier Group describe how Florida can build a zero-carbon transportation future - all while cleaning our air and creating safer, healthier communities.
America’s cities and towns continue to be best-positioned to lead the clean energy revolution. To aid those efforts, Environment Florida Research and Policy Center has released an updated toolkit, Ten Ways Your Community Can Go Solar, that offers practical ways for localities to take advantage of the millions of rooftops across Florida and adopt more solar energy.
By an overwhelming margin, senators from Florida State University’s student government association have passed a resolution calling for the university to generate 100 percent of its energy from renewable sources.
Environment America Research & Policy Center is submitting comments on behalf of 102 organizations today, urging the Environmental Protection Agency to dramatically reduce the massive levels of pollution dumped by agribusiness facilities into America’s waterways. The comments are in response to the agency’s decision not to update permit standards for meat and poultry plants -- despite the Clean Water Act’s requirement to do so.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released two proposals today to roll back clean water protections against waste from coal-fired power plants. The first proposal would overhaul wastewater rules, drastically weakening safeguards that prevent utilities from discharging toxic pollutants like arsenic, lead and mercury into America’s waterways. The second proposal would significantly extend closure dates for coal ash disposal sites, allowing utilities to continue storing toxic coal debris in ponds that can leak or overflow, for decades.
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