Result

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.

Result

Clean air, healthy families

Families should be able to breathe clean air and drink clean water—without worrying about mercury in our bloodstream or soot in our lungs. Yet coal-fired power plants and other industrial polluters spew hundreds of thousands of tons of pollutants into our atmosphere every year. In 2011, we successfully urged the EPA to protect our air by requiring polluters to clean up their act.

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.

Result

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.

Pages