Skepticism advances in Florida
The Associated Press reports:
A cap and trade law to control power plant emissions that was never implemented would be repealed by a bill that has cleared the Florida House.
The bill (HB 4001) passed 82-34 in a largely party line roll call on Thursday after a debate over whether such emissions are causing climate change. It now goes to the Senate where a similar bill (SB 648) also is ready for floor action.
Democrats who opposed the repeal cited scientific evidence that greenhouse emissions are causing global warming, which is expected to cause sea levels to rise and inundate coastal areas.
Republicans questioned those findings and argued the market-based cap and trade system would kill jobs.
Former Gov. Charlie Crist sought passage of the incentives for reducing emissions in 2008.