Thursday, April 22, 2021
Craig introduced the bill, which U.S. Sens. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., and Marco Rubio, R-Fla., are backing in the upper chamber, earlier this month.
FDC is receiving $6,458,521 in reimbursement for the cost of responding to the disaster. This is the completion of an expedited project, initially awarded in August 2019 at 50 percent of eligible costs incurred.
“The bill would authorize the U.S. Department of Treasury to issue from $200 million up to $1 billion in state and local tax-exempt ‘climate bonds’ annually for any American to purchase and contribute to the government’s efforts to combat the effects of climate change. The legislation would mirror the national war bond program during World War II,” noted Deutch’s office.
On December 14, FEMA published a notice of proposed rulemaking, which would tighten eligibility requirements for Public Assistance and significantly reduce the disaster relief funds states could receive from the program
Craig introduced the bill, which U.S. Sens. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., and Marco Rubio, R-Fla., are backing in the upper chamber, on Thursday.
This week, U.S. Rep. Byron Donalds, R-Fla., introduced the “Harmful Algal Bloom (HAB) Essential Forecasting Act.”
Between January 1 and February 26 of this year, the state recorded 403 manatee deaths, about triple the normal level. According to recent reports, manatees may be starving due to a decline in seagrass, their primary food source.
Crist wrote the USFWS, urging it to declare a Marine Mammal Unusual Mortality Event (UME), which would have more resources focused on determining why the increase of manatee deaths.
Rubio introduced the “Lacey Act Amendments” with the support of U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz, D-Hi., as a co-sponsor.
“The co-op will enable Citrus County homeowners and business owners to join the growing community of people saving money by harnessing solar power,” said Heaven Campbell, the Florida program director for Solar United Neighbors. “Together, we’re building a movement to transform our electricity system into one that is cleaner, fairer, and shares its benefits more broadly.”