Result

Keeping Florida beautiful, forever

In 2010, Environment Florida fended off a proposal to build a 21-acre "corporate park" over protected wetlands bordering the Everglades in Broward County. We also helped win federal funding for restoration projects in Picayne Strand and the Tamiami Trail. The next step? Preserving 1 million acres of vulnerable land across the state, from the Keys to the Panhandle.

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Clean air, healthy families

The coal lobby and their allies are trying to block the EPA from protecting public health, but we’ve held the line against some of their worst attacks: In March 2011, the U.S. Senate rejected a bill that would have blocked standards for soot, mercury and carbon pollution. In April, the Senate defeated four more bills that would have blocked the EPA from cutting air pollution. 

Result

Bringing solar energy to the Sunshine State

It just makes sense. Florida, with more than 300 sunny days every year, should be well on its way to becoming a national leader in solar power. But recently, our state leaders let a popular solar incentive program run dry. The Legislature finally restored some funding to the program last year, backed by Environment Florida and a host of solar-power advocates.

Result

We’re cleaning up the air we breathe.

Power plants like Tampa’s Seminole Electric Cooperative will release 90 percent less mercury pollution into our air under new EPA standards we support—great news for Florida’s families, given mercury’s toxic effects on how our kids think, learn and behave. With support from our members, we’re now defending these standards from a congressional rollback attempt.

Result

Cleaning up the Everglades — and all our waters

We want the Everglades to thrive, so its diverse ecosystem—alligators and all—can prosper, and so our drinking water can stay safe. After years of research and advocacy by Environment Florida and coalition partners, the Environmental Protection Agency took action to protect the Everglades, and all our waters, from pollution. Now it’s time to stop Congress from blocking the EPA’s work.

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