October 3, 2023


Taste the Home & Environment

Florida lawmakers failed to shield atmosphere in session

A handful of months in the past, I was questioned to add a column on the outcome of the 2022 Florida legislative session for The Sun’s “Messages from the Springs Heartland” sequence. I happily agreed. Monitoring legislation is section of my job at the Florida Springs Council. And I consider it is critical that Floridians understand what occurs through the legislative session in Tallahassee and how the selections designed during individuals 60 times effects us and our surroundings.

Heading into the 2022 legislative session, I was optimistic that this 12 months would be distinct. (Optimism is as significantly a career prerequisite as getting equipped to style if you want to perform in Florida environmental advocacy.) It was an election 12 months, drinking water challenges and manatees ended up on the leading of people’s minds, and the Legislature appeared poised to acquire motion on at the very least just one top rated environmental precedence.  

I was improper.   

At the time all over again funds and greed gained the day in Tallahassee, thanks in no modest section to marketing campaign checks handed out by marketplace teams like Linked Industries of Florida and to campaign fraud joined to some of Florida’s most powerful organizations.