Lawmakers Could Get More Say on Greenhouse Gas Rules

Posted By: Garnie Holmes Legislative/Regulatory ,

Florida CapitolA Senate Republican filed a proposal Wednesday that could give the Legislature more say over regulations aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Sen. Ana Maria Rodriguez, R-Doral, filed the bill (SB 380) for consideration during the 2022 legislative session, which starts in January. It would prevent state agencies from adopting or enforcing a variety of types of greenhouse-gas emission programs without “specific legislative authorization.”

As an example, the bill would require legislative authorization before moving forward with state or regional programs “prompted by the participation of the United States in international treaties or executive agreements or interstate compacts or agreements,” according to the bill.

Article reposted with permission from The News Service of Florida.