Florida legislature passes bill removing ‘climate change’ from state laws, awaits DeSantis signing

May 3, 2024 | by magnews24.com

Florida’s Republican-controlled legislature has passed a measure to replace mentions of “climate change” in many state laws and has sent it to GOP Gov. Ron DeSantis for him to sign into law 

The bill, which focuses on energy security, removes all explicit mentions of climate change, according to Scripps News, and directs the state only to “promote the cost-effective development and use of a diverse supply of domestic energy resources.”

The bill also eliminates guidelines for the government to increase energy efficiency and reduce emissions from fossil fuels, and it prohibits new wind energy construction within a mile of Florida’s coastline.

The bill was officially sent to DeStantis on Tuesday, and he has until May 15 to sign it into law.

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