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Florida rejects oil drilling proposal in Big Cypress Swamp

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection rejected a proposal to drill an oil well in Big Cypress Swamp in Collier County.
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Judge rules against oil drilling plan in Florida’s Big Cypress

A judge backed the Department of Environmental Protection’s denial of a plan to drill an oil well in Florida's Big Cypress.
BP drilling explosion in Gulf of Mexico

Climate activists want Biden administration to include no new offshore oil and gas leases

Climate activists want the Biden administration to make sure there are no new offshore oil and gas leases included in the DOI five-year plan.
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DEP gives permit to drill in Florida Panhandle

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection has given a Texas company a permit to drill six exploratory wells for oil and gas in the Panhandle; but environmental groups say that’s a bad idea. WMNF interviewed...
Jenna Stevens of Environment Florida talks about oil drilling ban

Report: more offshore drilling will harm Florida, even on-shore

If the Trump administration goes ahead with its plan to expand offshore drilling for oil and gas in the Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic Ocean there are likely to be severe threats to Florida, even...
Hands Across the Sand opposition to drilling and fracking

Environmentalists fear confirmation of Interior Secretary could lead to oil drilling near Florida

UPDATE: Thursday April 11, 2019:  The U.S. Senate confirmed former oil and gas lobbyist David Bernhardt as the secretary of the Interior Department. Environmentalists are concerned that oil and gas drilling off Florida could become...
Occupy Tampa at Curtis Hixon.

House passes tax overhaul; protest in Tampa before Senate vote

On Tuesday, the U.S. House passed the most sweeping rewrite of the nation’s tax laws in more than three decades; the vote was mostly along party lines, 227 to 203. The House now sends the...
Center for Biological Diversity

Enviro groups sue feds to stop oil exploration in Florida’s Big Cypress

Several environmental groups are suing the National Park Service to stop oil and gas exploration in Florida’s Big Cypress National Preserve. Jaclyn Lopez is Florida director of the Center for Biological Diversity, one of the...
Hands Across the Sand opposition to drilling and fracking

Art project will be part of Hands Across the Sand

Environmentalists who support clean energy, oppose dirty fuels and say no to offshore drilling will join Hands Across the Sand this Saturday at beaches in Pinellas County and elsewhere. The guest on WMNF News’ MidPoint, , Lisa Hinton is...
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Update on Gulf ecosystem 6 years after BP oil disaster

One question that remains six years after the BP oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico is how the use of dispersants affected the Gulf ecosystem. To find out, Thursday morning WMNF News interviewed David Hollander, a...
Les Miller

Hillsborough County opposes Florida fracking bill

Florida Senate Appropriations Chair Tom Lee’s home county has just come out against a fracking bill that will get its next hearing in that committee; on Wednesday the Hillsborough County Commission passed a resolution to...

From a Woman’s Point of View Discusses Shell’s withdrawal from Arctic 10/1

Sometimes the people win…….. Who would have thought that all the kayakers, activists rappelling from the bridge and the thousands of other protesting Shell and its efforts to drill in the arctic would have proved...

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