At the end of the 2019 Legislative Session, legislators passed a law that will create three new massive toll roads in what remains of rural parts of the Florida peninsula.
The 2020 Legislative Session is in progress. Now is the time to get involved
The Legislature appealed the trial court order, and the appellate court, following oral argument, released its order on September 9
On July 16, 2019, Florida Wildlife Federation (FWF) attorneys defended the will of the people at the appellate court in Tallahassee. This case stems from the overwhelming support of voters in 2014 in approving Amendment 1, the Water and Land Legacy Constitutional Amendment, that was to provide adequate funding for land conservation and thereby water protection in our state in the face of growth.
At the Florida Wildlife Federation’s Annual Conservation Awards Banquet held June 22, 2019, at the Mission Inn Resort and Spa, seven outstanding Florida conservationists were recognized for their conservation achievements.
Governor Desantis has gotten off to a good start in representing Florida as he has focused on our water crisis. His efforts on behalf of the Everglades have been noteworthy.
WASHINGTON, D.C. (February 18, 2019) — The Atlantic and Pacific coastal affiliates of the National Wildlife Federation urged the Department of the Interior in a letter today to scrap its forthcoming plan to radically expand offshore oil and gas drilling. The letter, addressed to Acting Interior Secretary David Bernhardt, mirrors the bipartisan and nearly unanimous position of coastal governors and lawmakers opposed to expanded oil and gas development on the outer continental shelf.
Florida Wildlife Federation (FWF) has challenged the recent controversial sugar leases approved by the South Florida Water Management District Board. The leases were approved by board members who have either resigned since the challenge was filed or asked to resign by Governor Ron DeSantis.
Sweetheart deal between Sugar Giant and Water Management District could thwart reservoir to divert contaminated Lake Okeechobee water
Florida voters today adopted an amendment to the state constitution that prohibits oil drilling in the state's territorial sea. As a result, drilling for oil or gas is now permanently prohibited within 10.5 miles of the Gulf Coast and 3.5 miles of the Atlantic Coast. The amendment was initially proposed by Florida Wildlife Federation as a voter initiative and then revised and presented to the Florida Constitutional Revision Commission.