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Faith-based lobby works to achieve congressional recognition of climate change.

06/12/15 Rob Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Friday)
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Tags: climate change, Emily Wizba, environment, Friends Committee of National Legislation, Sina Toossi, Foreign Policy in Focus, Iran, wmnf, Rob Lorei


We hear from Emily Wirzba, policy associate with the Friends Committee on National Legislation, who works on issues with sustainability and the environment for the Quaker faith-based organization. She talks about the an approach to discussing climate change with policymakers involving faith and call to morality. Wirzba also gives advice on how citizens can start a dialogue with their elected officials on environmental issues.

Then we talk with journalist Sina Toossi who recently wrote a ...

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Leading Environmentalist Gives Florida Legislature F Grade for Failing to Follow Constitutional Amendment One listen

06/10/15 Rob Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Wednesday)
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Tags: Audubon of Florida, Eric Draper, Amendment 1, environment, Green Swamp, The Everglades, Lake Okeechobee, wmnf, Rob Lorei


Joining us today is Eric Draper, Executive Director of Audubon of Florida, to talk about the millions of dollars promised to environmental conservation under Amendment 1 that the Florida Legislature has been unable to agree on how to spend. Draper goes over how the money could help conserve land around the Green Swamp, a large area of wetland which feeds many rivers that thousands of bay area residents rely on for drinking water. Many environmentalists also want law...

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Environment Florida applauds new EPA clean water rule listen

05/29/15 Seán Kinane
MidPoint with WMNF News Friday
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Tags: water, environment, Environment Florida, Jennifer Rubiello, EPA, Clean Water Act, hillsborough river, pollution, Adam Putnam


This week the Environmental Protection Agency issued rules to clarify interpretation of the Clean Water Act; some farming groups are calling it an overreach.

But environmentalists, like Jennifer Rubiello, campaign director at Environment Florida, say it will protect waterways in the state.

Congress has sixty days to review the newly-proposed Clean Water rule.