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Florida environmentalists seek legal rights for water and wildlife through constitutional amendments

BY: - July 20, 2021

A network of environmentalist underdogs who proved last year they could beat the system at the local level is taking its pro-nature campaign in Florida to voters statewide for 2022. The network, through a political action committee called FL5.org, is petitioning to have five proposed constitutional amendments placed on the 2022 general ballot. Four of […]

Want a voice in planning for massive FL toll road network? Here’s how

BY: - August 1, 2019

Florida legislators passed the largest statewide highway expansion plan since the 1950s last spring – a network of new toll roads stretching from South Florida to the Georgia border. Now the state Department of Transportation is asking for the public’s input on the controversial plan, which was called “the worst environmental bill in twenty years” […]

Another former FL governor advises DeSantis to veto multi-billion-dollar toll road scheme

BY: - May 15, 2019

Another former Florida governor is advising Gov. Ron DeSantis to veto the Legislature’s proposed multi-billion statewide toll road plan, amid protests around the state against what one longtime Florida environmentalist called “the worst environmental bill in twenty years.” Former Gov. – now U.S. Rep. – Charlie Crist, joins former Gov. (and former U.S. Sen.)  Bob […]

Former Gov. Bob Graham asks Gov. DeSantis to veto multi-billion-dollar toll road plan and bill that punishes anyone who challenges development

BY: - May 10, 2019

Former Gov. and U.S. Sen. Bob Graham, chair of the Florida Conservation Coalition, is joining the calls for Gov. Ron DeSantis to veto two bills that pose significant threats to Florida’s environment. One bill (SB 7068) to build a massive toll road network through rural areas was called “the worst environmental bill in twenty years” […]

Sierra Club: If DeSantis says he is a ‘Teddy Roosevelt” Republican, he should veto massive toll road scheme

BY: - May 6, 2019

Gov. Ron DeSantis calls himself a “Teddy Roosevelt Republican” – referring to his professed support for environmental protection. Now, the Florida Chapter of the Sierra Club is using the governor’s words in an advertisement urging DeSantis to veto a multi-billion-dollar plan the Legislature passed for a network of new toll roads throughout Florida. “Governor DeSantis: […]

Ignoring pleas for more scrutiny and local control, Republicans advance multi-billion dollar toll road plan

BY: - April 30, 2019

The Republican-led Florida Legislature barreled ahead Tuesday on its plan to create the largest state highway construction project since the 1950s – a toll road network that would cost billions. Republicans rejected attempts by Democrats to give locals veto power over where the road corridors would go and resisted attempts to give the broad plan […]