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The Scoop: WMNF Daily News Digest

The Scoop: Wed., September 27, 2023 Tampa Bay & Florida headlines by WMNF

Congressional redistricting trial For thirty years, North Florida had a district where African-American voters could elect their preferred candidate to Congress. The removal of the region’s black opportunity district is the focus of two ongoing...
solar Duke

Duke Energy & Tampa Electric customers face higher bills

Duke Energy and Tampa Electric are seeking state approval to pass along hundreds of millions of dollars in additional costs to customers.
Sabal Trail pipeline and DAPL protest

FERC updates its policy on greenhouse gasses and natural gas pipelines

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has updated its policy on natural gas pipelines. A Tampa member of Congress is happy with the change. 
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Solar power advocates will rally to oppose TECO’s gas conversion

Tampa Electric company wants to convert part of its Apollo Beach plant from one fossil fuel to another: from coal to methane gas. But the move is opposed by many environmental groups. They point out...
Joe Biden

Update: Joe Biden is in Tampa Bay today. When he was here in 2016, the VP stressed Cuba, TPP and natural gas

Update on June 4, 2018 – Former Vice President Joe Biden is speaking Monday night in St. Petersburg. Here’s a WMNF News report from when the VP spoke at University of Tampa on May 11,...
Sabal Trail pipeline and DAPL protest

Federal appeals court rejects Sabal Trail approval; decision could affect other pipelines

On Tuesday  a federal appeals court struck a blow to the Sabal Trail pipeline that carries natural gas for hundreds of miles through Florida; to find out how the decision could impact controversial pipelines across the...
Sabal Trail pipeline and DAPL protest

Civil disobedience to stop Sabal Trail pipeline this weekend

An environmental activist is predicting there will be a “large scale civil disobedience to stop” construction of a natural gas pipeline this weekend in north Florida; hundreds are expected to gather beginning tomorrow at the...
Sabal Trail pipeline and DAPL protest

14 activists arrested protesting Sabal Trail pipeline in Florida

This week there were protests around the world – and here in Florida – by people opposed to construction of the Dakota Access pipeline through tribal lands in North Dakota; but demonstrations against a compressed natural...
Sabal Trail route

Protest outside Duke in St. Pete against Florida pipeline

The Dakota Access Pipeline — the site of major protests and where journalist Amy Goodman had charges dismissed Monday — isn’t the only fossil fuel pipeline that’s drawing controversy; here in Florida, environmentalists are protesting...
Sabal Trail route

Environmentalist concerned about Sabal Trail pipeline in Florida

Two of Florida’s largest energy companies want to build a pipeline for natural gas through the center of the state – but environmentalists say it could negatively impact wetlands and the state’s aquifer. The Gulf...

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