EDF Florida releases Legislative Session halftime update

EDF Florida this week issued a “Halftime Report” updating supporters on where things stand with key environmental legislation related to electric vehicles and sea level rise.

The football-themed report, part of EDF’s ongoing “Let’s Tackle Climate Change” campaign that kicked off with billboards around Raymond James Stadium during Super Bowl LV, will be advertised in major newspapers along with a digital campaign on social media.

“It’s been a promising start to the legislative session — with several important bills introduced on clean energy and climate issues — but we don’t know yet if legislators will take action on this threat to the state’s economy,” EDF Florida Director Dawn Shirreffs said.

“Legislative leadership’s next steps will determine if they recognize these issues as a top priority for Florida families and businesses who are already experiencing sunny day flooding events, increasingly severe hurricanes, and record heat waves.”

Bills in the starting lineup include (HB 315/SB 514), which would set up an independent Office of Resiliency and task the state with studying expected sea level rise projections. The Senate measure has cleared one of its three committee stops while the House version is riding the bench with no hearing thus far.

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