FL: DeSantis signs bill wiping climate change references from state law

Source: Axios

“Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) declared on X Wednesday that a bill he signed that removes climate change as a priority in state energy policy would restore ‘sanity’ and reject ‘the agenda of the radical green zealots.’ The bill that would also ban offshore wind turbines and bolster natural gas expansion after taking effect on July 1 comes as climate change’s effects are already impacting Florida — notably a dangerous heat wave threatening the state’s south this week that’s already broken temperature records. … Florida is also facing climate change-related threats from rising sea levels and ocean temperatures, hurricanes and other severe storms, extreme precipitation, flooding and toxic algae blooms.” (05/15/24)