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TECO power plant in Apollo Beach Florida burns coal and releases water vapor plus greenhouse gases like carbon dioxide that contribute to climate change

Speaker Paul Renner’s focus for the Florida Legislature in 2024? Energy and social media

In the 2024 legislative session, the House will support energy companies and place limits on children's access to social media sites.
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Are climate and energy policies under Governor Ron DeSantis helping or hurting Florida?

Gov. Ron DeSantis is pledging to promote fossil fuel development instead of renewable energy as Florida faces many climate threats.
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The Scoop: Fri., September 15, 2023 Tampa Bay & Florida headlines by WMNF

COVID-19 on the rise Florida has the highest COVID-19 hospitalization rate in the nation. This comes as hospitalization rates rise across the country.   Nonprofit’s lease to expire A nonprofit that provides services to migrant...

Advocates call for Hillsborough County public meeting on fossil-fueled energy rate hikes

Listen: Advocates rallied outside the Hillsborough Board of County Commissioners meeting Thursday to demand county action on energy use and fossil fuels. Last week, the City of Tampa released a climate action plan. Now, some...

WaveMakers: Changing Climates with Rep. Kathy Castor

As the world continues to see climate change become a pressing (though controversial) issue, the U.S. has seen Tampa’s own House Representative Kathy Castor take charge in leading the fight. Castor chairs the House Select...
University of South Florida

USF students voting on whether to divest from fossil fuels

This week students at the University of South Florida are voting on a referendum that urges the university to take its money out of three categories of investments: fossil fuels, private prisons and companies that...
Sabal Trail pipeline and DAPL protest

Florida resident says pipeline construction is harming her land

A property owner in Citrus County says part of her land was scarred by Sabal Trail pipeline construction Wednesday. Kathy Lane lives on five acres about midway between Crystal River and Dunnellon in a rural...

St. Pete & Tampa protest Dakota Access Pipeline

Activists in Tampa and St. Petersburg joined in a series of protests across the world Tuesday against the Dakota Access pipeline; a hundred people marched along downtown St. Petersburg’s Central Avenue at lunchtime. They held signs...
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Preview: Florida Fracking Summit in Ft. Myers

A bill to regulate and study fracking in Florida was defeated earlier this year in the state Legislature; but environmentalists are still concerned about the fossil fuel extraction technique that uses fluids that dissolve rock....
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Fracking bill stalled in Florida Senate committee

A bill to study and regulate fracking in Florida is stalled and may be dead; the Senate Appropriations Committee voted down (10-9) the fracking bill Thursday after overwhelming public opposition. But the committee also moved to...
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...
TECO CO2 emissions / climate change

St. Pete will consider pulling fossil fuel investments from pension funds

St. Petersburg will end all bond investments in fossil fuel companies within two years and now City Council is considering whether to pull its investments in carbon polluting industries from its much larger pension funds...

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