Environment

Center for Advanced Research and Teaching

A pair of bills pending in the legislature would strengthen Florida’s out-of-date laws on oil drilling. The review of the rules comes after a Texas oil company ran afoul of the state environmental protection agency last year.

This year's Everglades Action Day is all about clean water conservation. The annual ecological awareness event was kicked off by a special guest singer who flew in all the way from Margaritaville.

Associated Press

Call it the “CC” word. The allegations have been floating around the Capitol for weeks – Governor Rick Scott has a gag order on members of his administration – use any words or phrases related to climate change and you’re history.

Florida Department of Environmental Protection

Since the gulf oil spill, conservationists have had their work cut out for them. Now, the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation is planning its gulf cleanup efforts for 2015.

This map shows active oil exploration leases in the Gulf of Mexico as of August 15, 2014.
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management

The federal government has been slowly opening the Gulf and the Atlantic Ocean for more offshore oil development. Developers say public opinion is on their side, but not everyone shares the same view.

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