Sierra Club Florida Navigator - September, 2017: Club raises funds for Irma & Maria victims & big clean energy news

By Newsroom America Feeds at 30 Sep 2017

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Hurricane Irma slams Florida, hurts those who were already on the edge. http://click.emails.sierraclub.org/?qs=86b16b14698b416f8ad054a8159b1aa812face372cc87a9b0041646aa0817a83915d0162f8d02aa71d7db868201dc4b142f99856e24200f6

Hurricane Irma tore through Florida, flattening parts of the Keys, flooding Miami's financial district and knocking power out for 13 million people. Many had the means to recover, but for those who already lived paycheck-to-paycheck, a loss of a job, housing or both has pushed them to the brink.

http://click.emails.sierraclub.org/?qs=86b16b14698b416fa5178124db5b48bac7402bc6d83454185a4de50d8c9b158b0391dead0cc9e23a253a5f8070d20c0e6d0c83b9df270085 There is still much work to be done to help those who had few resources before the storm and now have far less . The Sierra Club has established a 100% community-driven Irma relief fund to help them. http://click.emails.sierraclub.org/?qs=86b16b14698b416f8ad054a8159b1aa812face372cc87a9b0041646aa0817a83915d0162f8d02aa71d7db868201dc4b142f99856e24200f6 Please help Hurricane Irma victims!

Hurricane Maria leaves Puerto Rico in shambles and dire need of help. http://click.emails.sierraclub.org/?qs=86b16b14698b416f95dd7c095487078d740770f8ca2e8ce756b0f46dd09aed4095bbcb6209fffcea756a8198ab7b3ba6859e092497002379

Puerto Rico took a direct hit from a climate-charged Hurricane Maria. Much of Puerto Rico already suffers from massive inequality and environmental injustice. http://click.emails.sierraclub.org/?qs=86b16b14698b416f367a77f82792e8a091496d9981508dcc81308af75b9f871e54e3b476bc6b02d565bda36f90a3b968a23d6230a938d365 Maria just made it all worse.

Ramon Cruz of the Sierra Club Board of Directors and a Puerto Rican native http://click.emails.sierraclub.org/?qs=86b16b14698b416ffdfb1bd99bf7cc27ed6d49b435601fb57eab9ddbb85a2bae030230735644cd99b049f8640b664cde941642cce7059622 released this statement addressing these challenges.

After Irma, we can imagine the pain and suffering months of power outages will bring. The Sierra Club has established a Hurricane Maria relief fund with 100% going to community-based relief. http://click.emails.sierraclub.org/?qs=86b16b14698b416f95dd7c095487078d740770f8ca2e8ce756b0f46dd09aed4095bbcb6209fffcea756a8198ab7b3ba6859e092497002379 Please help Hurricane Maria victims !

Florida transit agencies win $5 million for electric buses http://click.emails.sierraclub.org/?qs=86b16b14698b416f0e991005f053952651f02311bd2a5afa4a5faf121ba15cb8b843dd4e2ee277754a16d7756e065a8c20486016d6b0c992

Five transit systems across Florida each won $1 million in federal grants this month to buy non-polluting 100 percent electric buses. They include the cities of Gainesville, Tallahassee and Jacksonville, along with Broward and Pinellas counties.

They join Miami-Dade county, which won a grant last year. http://click.emails.sierraclub.org/?qs=86b16b14698b416f0e991005f053952651f02311bd2a5afa4a5faf121ba15cb8b843dd4e2ee277754a16d7756e065a8c20486016d6b0c992 Read more ...

Union County takes a pause to review controversial phosphate mine http://click.emails.sierraclub.org/?qs=d25169606c49cfbe199e736ee1944c2e050ef519260bed5be2beb88ff8bb418c3f108ad0251ca0fbbd8f30fd250344f1f86a5febf3e0ea45

Last week, Union County voted to hold workshops on a polluting phosphate mine that could harm the Santa Fe river and nearby springs.

About 150 people attended the hearing on the mine. A recent hearing in nearby Bradford County was also well-attended as opposition mounts. http://click.emails.sierraclub.org/?qs=d25169606c49cfbe199e736ee1944c2e050ef519260bed5be2beb88ff8bb418c3f108ad0251ca0fbbd8f30fd250344f1f86a5febf3e0ea45 Read more ...

Duke Energy to spend billions on solar, EV charging, grid & smart meters http://click.emails.sierraclub.org/?qs=d25169606c49cfbe9ca89b86fec0b3ee26258dac81a4dddcd2649b597b4abcd89f001db52014817cb9c271d34ad9aa14666463f1226cb789

Duke Energy has promised it will spend $8 billion to build solar farms, invest in batteries and build an electric vehicle charging network in addition to smart meters and grid modernization over a four-year period.

The Sierra Club provided some of the language adopted by the utility. Details are still being worked out, but this is a huge step forward for a utility that has very little solar generation in Florida. http://click.emails.sierraclub.org/?qs=d25169606c49cfbe9ca89b86fec0b3ee26258dac81a4dddcd2649b597b4abcd89f001db52014817cb9c271d34ad9aa14666463f1226cb789 Read more ...

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