The Associated Industries of Florida (AIF) has become the latest group to oppose the Energy Choice Amendment measure that would deregulate Florida’s energy industry.
AIF President Tom Feeney states that the “proposed amendment” did not meet Florida law and would “disrupt the state’s highly reliable electricity supply,” if it were to make it on the 2020 ballot and pass.
“Florida’s residential, business and industrial electricity users already pay lower rates than the national average and lower than states with deregulated electricity,” said Feeney “Disrupting the reliable electricity system we depend on to help drive Florida’s economy is irresponsible.
Feeney directly goes after the Citizens for Energy Choice and Infinite Energy, the group pushing the measure to be put on the 2020 ballot, saying that the proposal was nothing more than “deceptive scheme” that has already failed Texans.
The measure is currently under review by the Florida Supreme Court.
Earlier this week, the Florida League of Cities came out swinging against the proposed energy amendment, saying that it should be stricken from the ballot by the court because it language is “vague and misleading to voters.”
If the energy measure does make it past the Florida Supreme Court, it must still garner enough petition signatures to make it on the ballot, then hope that 60% of Floridians will vote for it.
Meanwhile, Tropical Storm Dorian is swirling around the Caribbean and is forecasted to hit Florida as a Category 3 hurricane.
If the story does hit Florida as a Category 3 storm, expect widespread power outages.