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Environmental groups sue Gulfport over sewage overflows

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Three environmental groups filed a federal lawsuit this week alleging the city of Gulfport is in violation of the Clean Water Act for discharging raw sewage and other pollutants into Clam Bayou and Tampa and Boca Ciega bays without a permit. They are asking, among other things, that the judge levy civil fines against Gulfport of up to $37,500 per day per violation for violations occurring from Jan. 12, 2009, to Nov. 2, 2015. They’re also asking for civil penalties…

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Trump Resistance Roadshow, Earth2Trump, coming to St. Pete

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Earth2Trump, a cross-country roadshow heading to Washington, D.C., that organizers say will build a vast network of resistance to incoming President Trump is coming to St. Petersburg. The tour is organized by the Center for Biological Diversity in coordination with Food and Water Watch, Sierra Club, Service Employees International Union, Suncoast Waterkeeper, Caloosa Riverkeeper, and many more local groups. Beginning today in Oakland and Seattle, a pair of Earth2Trump roadshows plan to  tour the country, stopping in 16 cities as…

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