Tallahassee, FL. – “Today, the Florida Senate agreed to hold a final vote on a bill giving utility energy companies the chance to hike up customer rates for risky investments made by large corporations like Florida Power & Light. Senate bill 1238 would put the burden of paying hundreds of millions of dollars for future fracking projects on Florida residents and not on shareholders, a clear corporate giveaway that would ultimately hurt taxpayers and the environment. It’s clear that the Florida Senate is very much in line with the Trump administration's plan to allow drilling anywhere and everywhere. Today’s announcement by the Trump administration to allow offshore drilling, which has been widely opposed in the past, only highlights how much harder we have to work to make sure our legislators support a renewable energy policy that takes us off fossil fuels."