Florida's Climate-Conscious Candidates
August 2017, over 55 city, county, and federal elected officials in Florida signed a letter coordinated by The CLEO Institute, with the help of NRDC and Miami Climate Alliance, calling for action on climate change, supporting renewable energy, and opposing EPA cuts and offshore drilling. With sea level rise threatening our fresh water supply, wastewater treatment, and coastal infrastructure, climate-conscious voters are taking notice of where our elected officials stand in regards to climate action. The statement applauds the signers for supporting the Paris Accord, actively supporting efforts to limit oil exploration, reduce use of oil, coal and gas, and supporting the growth of clean energy sources and technology. Florida is widely recognized as ground zero for climate change impacts, which threaten the health of the state and the tourism economy upon which so many Floridians depend.