Florida activists try to combat global warming
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09/22/08 Mitch E. Perry
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Last year, Gov. Charlie Crist signed an executive order requiring the state Legislature to come up with a proposal to take the state to 20 percent renewable power by 2020.

However, last month, staff members with the Public Service Commission, which regulates utilities, issued a preliminary proposal pushing that deadline back to 2050.

Environmental advocates say Florida is falling behind other states on combating climate change. No state is more progressive on the issue than in California.

Derek Walker is director of the California Climate Initiative for the Environmental Defense Fund. Jerry Karnas is Florida Climate Project. Today WMNF spoke with the two gentleman about what California has done, and what Florida is aspiring to do on the issue.

Please tune in later this week for more on what Florida can learn from California in trying to combat global warming.

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