FL - New law requires sea-level impact study for publicly-funded coastal projects
Democratic Sen. José Javier Rodríguez and GOP Rep. Vance Aloupis backed the bipartisan legislation.
Gov. Ron DeSantis signed off on legislation requiring publicly-funded coastal project contractors to study nearby environmental effects before building can begin.
“In a state where more than two-thirds of the population lives near the coast, requiring planning when state taxpayer dollars are spent on infrastructure in the coastal zone is a necessary and long overdue initial step in addressing the impacts of climate,” Rodríguez said Tuesday.