Florida is facing aggressive regulatory moves by the Environmental Protection Agency—the moves constitute a power grab because the US Congress was bypassed. Congress did pass a Cap and Trade Bill (HR 2454), but Democrats couldn’t get a seal of approval from the US Senate.
Florida doesn’t have a program set up to manage greenhouse gases. Gov. Rick Scott’s executive order has suspended rule-writing. This summer is technically the deadline.
Florida can actually seize an opportunity here and set an example for other states. All carbon limiting policy and wannabe policy not only involved limiting carbon but also comprised carbon offsets.
Read more at Covering Florida Online.