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Celebrate Juneteenth

Juneteenth is the nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States, which is recognized as June 19, 1865–the day that enslaved people in Galveston, Texas finally received word of the Emancipation Proclamation. The day is also sometimes called “Freedom Day” or “Emancipation Day.” In Florida, enslaved

Protect Endangered Species with 30×30 Conservation Goals

Florida is one of the most species-rich states in the nation. With more than 80 different ecosystems, the state supports more than 100 species listed as endangered, threatened, or of special concern. Many rare species are found only in our state—like the Florida bonneted bat and the Florida scrub-jay. While

Florida Needs Energy Efficiency

The below comments were shared by Climate and Clean Energy Advocate Zac Cosner during the Public Service Meeting on May 18, 2021.  This past Tuesday, the Florida Public Service Commission held a workshop to consider changes to the rules which govern utilities' obligations to provide energy efficiency under the Florida

Play Fair, Lawmakers: Draw Fair Districts

Every ten years, after the census, the Florida Legislature redraws the boundaries of our congressional, state House and state Senate districts. This was originally intended to ensure that districts are equal in population -- to make sure that every person has equal representation. Unfortunately, legislators who draw the districts are

Governor DeSantis Signs Anti-Voter Bill Into Law

FCV is appalled that Governor DeSantis would sign Senate Bill 90, a voter suppression bill, into law. Voters expect their elected lawmakers, including the Governor, to make voting more accessible for Floridians, but this bill creates barriers that will effectively silence many workers, voters of color, and voters with disabilities

7 Florida School Districts Awarded Clean, Electric Buses

Florida is moving one step closer to clean, electric school buses for all! The Florida Department of Environmental Protection recently released award letters to seven Florida school districts, allocating a total of $57 million to purchase new fully electric bus fleets under their “Electric School Bus Project.” Miami-Dade and Palm

Legislature Passes M-CORES Toll Road Repeal Bill

SB100 passed the Senate and House on April 27. This bill repeals the M-CORES toll roads program but prioritizes new road construction, including an extension of the Florida Turnpike.  Thousands of Conservation Voters and Floridians around the state spoke against these destructive M-CORES toll roads. Thank you! It’s been a

Biden’s American Rescue Plan Will Boost Conservation Funding

Thanks to the leadership of President Biden and Congress, Florida will receive a projected $10 billion in federal Coronavirus State Fiscal Recovery Funds. In a budget press conference today, the Florida House and Senate have agreed to direct $300 million towards the Florida Forever program, specifically for the protection of