Environment

Environment
4:15 pm
Tue December 13, 2011

Poll shows support for steering BP money to environmental restoration

Tallahassee, FL – A new poll shows Florida voters, regardless of party affiliation, agree the billions of dollars in fines BP will pay as a result of the oil spill should go towards Gulf restoration efforts instead of reducing the federal deficit. As Sascha Cordner reports, some environmental firms and two polling firms affiliated with U.S. Senators Bill Nelson, a Democrat, and Marco Rubio, a Republican, unveiled the results Monday.

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Environment
7:02 pm
Tue December 6, 2011

Environmentalists launch renewed push for clean energy ahead of session

Tallahassee, FL – An environmental group says Florida can both save the planet and save money through more use of renewable energy. Tom Flanigan reports a key Florida House committee was tackling the same issue Tuesday.

On the steps of the Historic Old Capitol in Tallahassee, Cornerstone Learning Community Fifth Grader Grace Jackson was reading a poem she'd written herself.

"Mighty cypress reaches upward with fingers of gray bark."

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Environment
11:49 am
Tue December 6, 2011

State considers change to ethanol fuel blend

Tallahassee, FL – Lawmakers are rethinking a rule that requires gas stations to sell fuel that's made from a blend of ethanol. Regan McCarthy reports a proposal is making its way through the legislature.

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Environment
6:30 pm
Fri December 2, 2011

Cricism of nuclear cost recovery program grows

Crystal River Nuclear Plant

Tallahassee, FL – Under Florida's current law, power companies can collect money to pay for a nuclear power plant, simply because they have the "intent" to build a plant. But Regan McCarthy reports when rate payers are funding infrastructure that might not be completed in their life time, some lawmakers say that's unfair.

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Environment
6:26 pm
Fri December 2, 2011

Water issues make the rounds

David Guest
WFSU

Tallahassee, FL – Environmental groups, Florida lawmakers, and even a former Governor held several different events this week to discuss the protection of Florida's environment. As Sascha Cordner reports, most challenged Governor Rick Scott to do what they say is right for Florida's water resources.

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