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Environmental Roundup, Week ending 10/31

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A recent report from the Institute for Policy Studies shows how oil and gas interests are lobbying for (and winning) anti-protest laws.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has rolled back limits on where pesticide can be applied, putting people living nearby at greater risk of harmful, toxic exposure.

Closer to home, The Guardian has a piece on St. Augustine’s struggle to save itself from rising sea levels.

National Geographic looks at why we don’t really need phosphorus to farm (or, tangentially, its mining waste to build roads).

Plus, the Florida Dept. of Environmental Protection wants to take over control wetlands permitting from the federal government. Environmental advocacy organizations argue the Florida DEP isn't up to the task.

If you’re headed to the polls on Tuesday, or early voting this weekend, check out our coverage of local environmental initiatives including Collier voters deciding whether to bring back a conservation land-buying program and Manatee voters deciding the fate of a referendum on a land and water conservation fund. There are also many people running for local mosquito control district boards.

Got an environment story or tip to share? Email Valerie Vande Panne at Vvandepanne @ wgcu.org.