Protect Florida Green Energy Choices!

Protect Florida Green Energy Choices!

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Democratic Women's Club of Upper Pinellas started this petition to SB 856 (Hutson) State Preemption of Energy Infrastructure Regulations and SB 1128 (Hutson) Preempt and

Keep Florida's communities free to frame their own energy policies and rules on locating energy plants.  Oppose SB 856 and SB 1128 which would strip local governments of all powers over energy infrastructure and utility services.

Both of these bills want to turn all decision-making over to the State and prohibit local governments from passing policies that would move their communities closer to clean energy solutions. To add insult to injury, both bills are retroactive and designed to void any pre-existing local governmental law, ordinance, regulation, policy, or resolution.

Pre-emption of energy infrastructure (SB 856) means your community could not regulate the placement, construction, expansion, upgrading, or repair of energy-related facility, including oil drilling wells, solar panels, gas stations, and more. Forget considerations of health impact, of appropriate location, or dangers or adverse impact on a community.

Preemption on utility services (SB 1128) would keep local governments rfrom deciding to decide how our homes and businesses are powered by prohibiting them from restricting any form utility service, despite safety, health or other environmental concerns.

These bills are part of a nation-wide assault on state legislatures by the coal and gas industry to solidify its control.

Please notify the following Senators in the Regulated Industries Committee before Tuesday and urge them to vote NO on these two bills:
Chair: Senator Travis Hutson (R) (850) 487-5007
Vice Chair: Senator Lauren Book (D) (850) 487-5032
Senator Ben Albritton (R) (850) 487-5026
Senator Joe Gruters (R) (850) 487-5023
Senator Ed Hooper (R) (850) 487-5016
Senator Kathleen Passidomo (R) (850) 487-5028
Senator Ray Wesley Rodrigues (R) (850) 487-5027
Senator Darryl Ervin Rouson (D) (850) 487-5019
Senator Linda Stewart (D) (850) 487-5013

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