Saturday, September 21, 2019
Community leaders in Central Florida in conjunction with people across the United States are organizing and looking for political support from their politicians for the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act (H.R 763) or EICDA.
Patronis urged Floridians to go to PrepareFL.com website which serves as a one-stop-shop for disaster preparedness information to help Floridians ensure they are prepared to weather the next storm.
Three members of the Florida delegation teamed up last week to urge President Donald Trump to approve Gov. Ron DeSantis’ request for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to send federal aid to the Sunshine State in the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian.
Three members of the Florida congressional delegation are leading the charge on Capitol Hill to offer tax incentives so more Americans will support charities helping victims of Hurricane Dorian.
Fine championed a similar proposal last year but was not able to get it across the finish line. 
With help from Florida’s two U.S. senators, the FY2020 Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations bill and the FY2020 Department of Defense Appropriations bill cleared the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee with $200 million for Everglades restoration and funds to rebuild Tyndall Air Force Base. 
At last week’s CNN town hall forum focused on the “Climate Crisis,” the major Democratic presidential contenders said Florida was lucky to have avoided a direct hit from Hurricane Dorian. But that didn’t stop them from blaming the storm on climate change.
Among its duties, the Council serves to advise the Florida Department of Environmental Protection on greenway and trail related issues, promote intergovernmental cooperation and private partnerships for developing the greenways and trails system, recommend priorities for critical links in the system, and provide funding recommendations for developing and managing the system.
With strong support from members of the Florida delegation, the U.S. House passed two bills this week to ban energy exploration off the coast of Florida in the eastern Gulf and off the Pacific and Atlantic coasts. 
Gov. Ron DeSantis doubled down on his commitment to the Everglades and water across the Sunshine State this week, calling for three years funding from the Legislature.