Senator Polsky and Rep. Skidmore’s legislation would advocate to empower the Department of Agriculture in addressing Florida-specific climate change issues.
Polsky claims that the inefficiency on the current climate and energy situation stems from, “not giving the commissioner [Fried] the ability to run the office of the energy the way that they should. And they’re trying to strip those powers away.”
The Floridian approached Senator Polsky after the press conference to ask her some questions about the climate bill. More specifically, if the Green New Deal as proposed by Representative Alexandria Ocasio Cortez (D-NY) would benefit Floridians.
“I think anything we can do to benefit the climate change situation is what we need to do,” said Sen. Polsky. “I don’t want to label anything “Green New Deal” because that just creates a whole new host of other issues, but the point of it is to do what we can for the climate while at the same time creating new jobs. That’s why it is called the “New Deal” that’s what Franklin Roosevelt did.”
Polsky does not believe in making this about politics and did not comment further on the Green New Deal as she claims, “It’s not, it shouldn’t be political.”