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Rick Scott Wants to Make Sure President Can’t Declare National Emergency Over Climate Change

This week, U.S. Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., threw his support behind U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito’s, R-WV, proposal “to clarify the president cannot use climate change as the basis to declare a national emergency.” Capito...

Florida Congresswoman Backs Google, YouTube Removing Ads Denying Climate Change

Google announced last week that it will pull ads and monetized activities on its sites, including YouTube, that deny climate change--and a key congresswoman from the Sunshine State is applauding the move. “Working closely with...

Nikki Fried Backs Bill From Boca Raton Democrats to Create Climate Change Mitigation Strategy

This week, state Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried showcased a new energy efficiency bill that is sponsored by state Sen. Tina Polsky, D-Boca Raton, and state Rep. Kelly Skidmore, D-Boca Raton, at a press conference...
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Al Lawson: $1.6 Million for Lake Henrietta Stormwater Facility Included in Appropriations Bill

“Preserving our environment is of the utmost importance as we confront the challenges of climate change,” Lawson said on Wednesday. “Proper stormwater management plays an essential role in protecting the quality of our water supply. 

Rick Scott Highlights Environmental Agenda in Letter to Michael Regan

In his letter, Scott also stressed the importance of ensuring Florida receives the funding and federal support needed to preserve our waterways, environment and natural resources.

Rick Scott Outlines Priorities for Interior Department in Letter to Deb Haaland

In his letter, Scott urged Haaland to continue DOI’s commitment to banning oil drilling off Florida’s coasts, combatting the threats posed by Communist China and standing up for America’s energy independence to protect American jobs.
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Dawn Shirreffs: The Cost of Inaction on Climate Change

Costs of Inaction, a new analysis from the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF), provides Floridians with the data needed to calculate the near-term costs of climate change to their family budgets and businesses and encourages policymakers to reduce climate-warming pollution.
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Marco Rubio Champions Proposal to Help Infrastructure Deal With Severe Weather

The bill would have the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) “identify a consistent, federal set of best available forward-looking metrological information." The bill would also have the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) “make that information available to standards-developing organizations, with advice and technical assistance to help ensure organizations are able to incorporate this information into standards, building codes and voluntary certifications.”
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Darren Soto Working With Bernie Sanders, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Fracking Ban

U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-NY, brought out the “Ban Fracking Act” last week. The bill “would institute an immediate federal ban on all new federal permits for fracking-related infrastructure and a ban on fracking within 2,500 feet of homes and schools by 2021” before, in 2025, banning fracking. Soto is the only cosponsor of the bill in the House. 

Michael Waltz Fights on Capitol Hill to Save Coastline

U.S. Rep. Michael Waltz, R-Fla. thinks colleges may hold the answer to protecting the coastlines of Florida and other states. 

Daren Goldin: Worried About Climate Change? Go Solar Now.

Florida Atlantic University’s (FAU) recent survey revealed climate change has 68 percent of Floridians “concerned about the well-being of future generations in Florida.”
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Russell Conn: The Power of the Community to Enact Climate Legislation

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.