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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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We're putting cleaner cars on Florida roads

Our action to bring cleaner cars to Florida will reduce carbon dioxide pollution by millions of tons across the state by 2020. It also inspired nationwide standards requiring all cars get at least 35 miles per gallon by 2016.

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We're building cleaner, more efficient buildings

Environment Florida successfully convinced the state to invest in clean energy and efficient buildings. We also urged certain localities to go even further, by constructing buildings that use a third less energy than they used to.

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Doing the research: Extreme Weather

Extreme weather events—like the hurricanes that blow off our coast every year—lead to loss of life and billions of dollars in economic damage. What’s more, scientists predict that global warming could increase the frequency of such instances in the future. Our new report, “Global Warming and Extreme Weather,” shined a light on what could become “the new normal,” if we fail to avert the worst effects of global warming.

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We're saving Florida's shores

From Amelia Island to Key West, our beaches are still safe from BP-style oil disasters, thanks to the Obama administration’s decision to drop plans to drill off our coast. It was a victory for anyone who loves our coastline and barrier islands—but now that the administration appears to be wavering, we won’t rest until these safeguards are made permanent.

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