| We Celebrate Water and Climate Bills That Made it Over the Finish Line|
| • Developed with bi-partisan support, SB 0712, the Clean Waterways Bill, is a long-awaited first step in reducing pollution from every major source: septic tanks, wastewater, stormwater, agriculture, and biosolids. Audubon policy staff worked with legislators to keep protections needed for our sensitive waterways.|
• The Environmental Accountability bill, HB 1091, increased fines on entities that violate environmental laws. The cost of violating environmental laws must be impactful to change bad practices.
• In a win for climate adaptation, SB 0178 requires state-financed buildings along the coast to complete a sea-level rise impact study to limit impacts from flooding and wave action.
• Thanks to your voices, Audubon was able to minimize the harmful effects of a fireworks bill, SB 0140, that allows the personal use of explosive fireworks on designated holidays.
• We celebrate the appropriation of $100 million towards Florida Forever Conservation Programs, which is an important increase from last year’s modest land conservation appropriation.