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Protecting Water in the 2018 Florida Legislative Session

The Florida Legislature is in full swing with the end of session looming on March 9, 2018. As in past years, there are bills on critical water and protecting local government rights sitting in Committee with the clock ticking. 

Big Cypress National Preserve. Photo credit: William Silver / Shutterstock

Preventing Oil Exploration in Big Cypress

Clean Water Action objects to Burnett Oil’s proposed plan to conduct a seismic survey for oil and gas in Big Cypress National Preserve.

FPL One Step Closer to Gas Plant Expansion

On January 5, 2016 the Florida Public Service Commission gave Florida Power and Light (FPL) the initial green light to build a $1.3 billion, 1,633 megawatt natural gas-fired power plant in Okeechobee County.

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Problems with the Statewide Water Policy

In January, Lawmakers and the Governor passed a major water policy law. Though the new law is flaunted by state lawmakers as a strong policy that will protect springs and dedicate money for water, there are several weaknesses.