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HAB911

(8,963 posts)
Sun Dec 17, 2023, 10:23 AM Dec 2023

DeSatan strikes again: Florida the only state to turn down millions to lessen emissions

The state transportation department left $320 million on the table, saying it wouldn’t support the “continued politicization of our roadways.”

Congress in 2021 provided $6.4 billion to states to curb tailpipe emissions and reduce the effects of climate change.

Florida was set to receive $320 million, the third most of any state.

The state Department of Transportation began drafting a plan to add trucker parking at rest stops, which staff said could fix the statewide shortage that kept drivers on the road longer, polluting more, as they searched for a place to stop.

https://www.tampabay.com/news/environment/2023/12/16/florida-only-state-turn-down-millions-lessen-emissions-feds-say/

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flying_wahini

(6,729 posts)
1. Well with the water table rising so fast in Florida it won't take long to erase it off the map.
Sun Dec 17, 2023, 10:39 AM
Dec 2023

DeSantis is the worst kind of person. He knows better; he just doesn’t give one shit about anybody.

HAB911

(8,963 posts)
3. It wasn't always regressive
Sun Dec 17, 2023, 11:17 AM
Dec 2023

quite progressive for most of my life here since 1972, but with Rick Scott killing the high speed rail project, it's been backwards ho

Timeflyer

(2,068 posts)
5. Which conservative billionaire donor to DeSantis ordered him to turn down money to reduce climate change?
Sun Dec 17, 2023, 12:08 PM
Dec 2023

It's never about helping the state, it's always about DeathSentence' political career and net worth.

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