Florida Governor DeSantis Signs Bill Removing 'Climate' from State Statutes and Boosting Natural Gas

  • 22 days ago
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signed a bill making climate change a lesser state priority in Florida. The bill removes the word "climate" from nine places in state statutes and moves Florida's energy goals away from reducing greenhouse gas emissions and promoting efficiency. Opponents say the bill ignores Florida's threats from climate change like rising seas, extreme heat, flooding, and more intense storms. Supporters say the bill takes a "common-sense" approach and rejects a "radical green" agenda. It takes effect on July 1st and boosts the expansion of natural gas in Florida while reducing regulations and increasing protections for gas.