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Bob Buckhorn not ready to sign Sierra Club commitment of moving Tampa toward 100% clean energy future

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After President Donald Trump said that he was pulling the U.S. out of the Paris climate accord earlier this month, Bob Buckhorn joined a list of nearly 300 mayors around the nation to proclaim that the city of Tampa would continue to push for renewable energy and energy efficiency measures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. That’s fine, say local environmental leaders, but they really want the mayor to sign on to pledge to agree to transition to 100 percent clean renewable,…

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Activists take crusade for electric buses to Pinellas County commissioners

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Members of the board that oversees public transportation in Pinellas agreed last week to buy two electric buses for a pilot program, if the county commission decides to purchase a charging station for the vehicles. Now activists who once targeted the Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority have set their sights on Pinellas County commissioners. The immediate goal: Convince commissioners to agree to spend about $590,000 of the $7.1 million it received from the BP oil spill settlement for the charging station. The…

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Important Pinellas County Commission public hearing to pass fertilizer management ordinance tonight

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For all those who are concerned about the quality of our waterways, please attend the public hearing this Tuesday night, January 19th, when the Pinellas County Commission will vote on the important Fertilizer and Landscape Management ordinance. We need your support for this important water quality measure. National industries have taken an unprecedented interest in trying to stop this important step toward sustainable practices in Florida and nationwide. Last year, the St. Petersburg City Council showed the way when it…

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