Gulf oil spill and Florida politics
There’s been a lot of discussion about what the Gulf oilspill means for federal clean energy legislation. The same thing has been happening at the state level as well.
Take Florida. The Florida Legislature has debated clean energy legislation in the last several sessions, and has come heartbreakingly close to passage several times, only to have the process derailed in the 11th hour. This year was no different, when the session closed about a week after the spill began, with no clean energy progress.
With the tragedy unfolding off the coast, Governor Crist has indicated that now may be a good time to resurrect the clean energy debate, and to hold a special session of the legislature to get something done.
The politics of Florida are…highly dynamic to say the least…but if you live in Florida and want to help push leadership in that direction, take action here.