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EcoRight news: Florida’s chief science officer calls for emissions reduction

Florida’s first ever Chief Science Officer, Thomas Frazer, a University of Florida professor with a Ph.D. in biological sciences, spoke about the need to reduce carbon emissions as well as to address Florida’s pressing water quality issues. By Chelsea Henderson EcoRight News/ RepublicEN “Hey, climate change is real, and humans are responsible for it, and ultimately we’re […]

February 5th

Florida GOPers Curbelo and Rooney push urgency of climate action

Delegation mates Rep. Carlos Curbelo and Rep. Francis Rooney [both members of the Climate Solutions Caucus] separately gave interviews that shared an underlying theme: the need to address climate change, particularly in Florida, is urgent. By Chelsea Henderson EcoRight News “The more we can publicize the reality of sea level rise and the risk to a lot of places […]

October 18th

Senators Nelson and Rubio host red tide briefing with CCL, Ocean Conservancy

On September 27th, Citizens’ Climate Lobby and Ocean Conservancy hosted a Capitol Hill briefing on the Florida red tide crisis, a phenomenon exacerbated by human influence that is devastating Floridian coasts and economies. The briefing was sponsored by Sen. Bill Nelson (D-FL) and Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) in a bipartisan effort to show how this […]

Florida votes to ban fracking (unlike California)

While Governor Jerry Brown continues to support an expansion of fracking and offshore drilling in California, the Florida Senate Environmental Preservation and Conservation committee today voted 10-0 to pass SB 462 to prohibit “advanced well stimulation,” commonly known as fracking, throughout the state. By Dan Bacher This strong showing of support for a state-level fracking ban by the […]

February 6th

Drill , baby, drill? Zinke gives Florida a free pass from Trump’s offshore oil plans

Less than a week after announcing the Trump regime’s radically aggressive plan to open up 98 percent of U.S. coastal waters to drilling for oil and gas, Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke said Tuesday after meeting with Republican Gov. Rick Scott that offshore Florida would be excluded from the plan. By Meteor Blades His brief statement is here. Like Scott, Republican […]

January 11th

Hurricane Irma: Why can’t Floridians use their own solar panels for power when the grid is down?

A controversy is brewing in Florida following the devastation caused by Hurricane Irma. Many people in the state thought their rooftop solar systems would keep the lights on and the air conditioning running even after Irma knocked out power to millions of customers in the state. But it didn’t quite turn out that way. By Steve Hanley  In […]

September 22nd

Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders showdown in Ohio, N. Carolina, Florida, Illinois, and Missouri primary results

By Jeremy Bloom + Alex Samuels HILLARY WINS – Florida, North Carolina, Ohio SANDERS – leading in Missouri, close in Illinois  On the Democratic side of today’s primaries, there are two distinct possibilities: Hillary Clinton could sweep all five major races (Ohio, Florida, Illinois, N Carolina and Missouri). Or it could be a mixed decision, […]

March 15th