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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.

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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.

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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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