Tag: 1000 Friends of Florida
Alejandro Mayorkas. Image via AP.

Melissa RossApril 15, 2016
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Former Florida Governor and Senator Bob Graham will host a free environmental webinar next week for those interested in becoming politically engaged around environmental issues in the state. The online event is in partnership with the group 1000 Friends of Florida, and is set for next Tuesday, April 10 at noon. Billed as the state’s leading not-for-profit smart growth […]

Bruce RitchieApril 24, 2015

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A bill that would eliminate a state review program for shopping malls, huge housing projects and other large developments passed the House on Friday and is on the way to the governor. Supporters of SB 1216 said the “developments of regional impact” program was burdensome, redundant and actually discouraged the development of planned communities. The Legislature […]

Bruce RitchieApril 17, 2015

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Last year a comprehensive water bill that passed the Senate included a major focus on Florida’s springs and reducing threats from groundwater pollution and over-pumping. Florida’s springs during the past 30 years have turned green with algae because of nitrogen in groundwater from various sources including septic tanks, fertilizer and sewage treatment plants. Fixing the […]


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