DeSantis Watch Statement on Ron’s Climate Crisis Denial Bill Signing

TALLAHASSEE — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis signed HB 1645, legislation that will delete most references to climate change in Florida statutes. This follows the Governor’s signing of legislation that bans local heat protections for workers throughout the state.

In response, DeSantis Watch Communications Director Anders Croy released the following statement:

“For hardworking Floridians and seniors, there is no denying reality: summers are growing hotter, storms are becoming stronger, and the cost of property insurance, disaster recovery, and utility rates are rising as a direct result of the climate crisis.

“Instead of offering real solutions to tackle these problems head-on, Ron DeSantis is doing the dirty work of the same corporate polluters driving the climate crisis that is leading to Floridians being price gouged on their insurance premiums and workers being forced to labor in record heat.

“While Ron DeSantis caters to the needs of his corporate elite donors, everyday Floridians are left to suffer as the state becomes more unaffordable and the shorelines and natural treasures of the people who have farmed, hunted, and worshiped here for generations are destroyed.”