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Florida Constitution Panel Backs Offshore Oil Drilling Ban

Dec 17, 2017

A proposal to ban oil drilling in Florida's coastal waters  has been approved by a Constitution Revision Commission panel.

Florida voters could be asked to ban oil drilling off Florida’s coasts. The proposal got the green-light Thursday before a Constitution Revision Commission Panel and there was little opposition.

Deerfield Beach is following Miami Beach's lead in prohibiting plastic foam containers, like Styrofoam, on the sand.

Deerfield Beach officials banned polystyrene containers, like coffee cups and coolers, from all city events starting October 1. Even vendors can’t use the material, which isn’t biodegradable and often ends up in the ocean.

Cities Face ‘All Or Nothing’ Choices On Medical Marijuana

Aug 18, 2017
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Florida cities and counties are in a dilemma about pot.

State lawmakers approved regulations in June that left city and county officials with a Hobson's choice about the sale of medical marijuana in their communities.

A leadership shuffle in the Florida Senate is lifting the hopes of anti-fracking activists.

Even after Florida’s medical marijuana bill became law, some communities are still deciding on the language of their own ordinances.

The fate of a statewide ban on hydraulic fracturing appears sealed now that a powerful Republican is calling it quits.

The House Majority Leader says there’s a chance a hydraulic fracturing bill could pass the Florida Legislature this year.

Environmentalists say the latest peer-reviewed study by the group Science for Nature and People Partnership, underscores the need in Florida for a statewide ban on hydraulic fracturing.

Republican Senator Dana Young of Tampa is making good on her campaign promise to file a statewide fracking ban.

A prominent Tampa Republican is making good on her promise to seek a ban on hydraulic fracturing in Florida.

Consumers don't need to use antibacterial soaps, and some of them may even be dangerous, the Food and Drug Administration says.

On Friday, the FDA issued a rule banning the use of triclosan, triclocarban and 17 other chemicals in hand and body washes. which are marketed as being more effective than simple soap.