Environment

Biden to pause new oil and gas leases on public lands in sweeping climate...

WASHINGTON—President Joe Biden is set to sign a host of executive orders on climate Wednesday that will put a hold on new oil and...

Buttigieg puts greenhouse gas reduction at center of Biden transportation policy

Pete Buttigieg offered an unapologetic defense of President Joe Biden’s vision for improved transportation and greenhouse gas reductions during a Senate hearing to consider...

Killing FL barge canal 50 years ago offers lessons for stopping toll roads

Seeing Richard Nixon’s name popping up in news coverage of the second Trump impeachment has made me so nostalgic for my teen years, I...

FL groups move to block ‘rush’ by outgoing EPA authorities to offload wetlands regulation

A lawsuit filed Thursday to stop transfer of wetlands permitting from federal agencies to a state agency says Florida cannot afford to take on...

At Florida’s ‘BS Ranch,’ the sludge just keeps flowing

Ever since my mom got me my first library card, I’ve been an avid reader. Like a lot of dedicated readers, I keep a...

FL sacrificed a river to get paper mill jobs. The deal really stunk.

While my older son was going to college in Tallahassee, my wife and I and our younger son would routinely drive up to visit...
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Duke Energy gets green light on solar plans

Duke Energy Florida may proceed with its “Clean Energy Connection” program, designed to generate 750 megawatts of solar power in 2022, as approved Tuesday...

As FL manatees try to recuperate, we humans act like wild animals

Last week, when the temperature dropped below 50 degrees in South Florida, the National Weather Service warned everyone in the Miami area to be...

EPA boss plays Santa for Florida developers

I love Christmas — the lights, the tree, the wrapping paper, you name it.I love everything about it, from the herald angels’ singing for...

Coalition of environmental, health, and union activists mount challenges to radioactive-roads policy

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has drawn a lawsuit and an administrative challenge over its decision to allow use of a radioactive byproduct of...

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