By Matthew Lott | 05/12/16 11:43am EDT Florida is on track to become the first state in the country to implement the polar-bound Polar Climate Impact Plan, the Florida Department of Environmental Protection announced Thursday.
“We’re committed to helping Florida create a clean, sustainable, resilient, and resilient economy and environment that’s built on a strong economy and a strong state,” said Scott Pruitt, the agency’s acting administrator.
“The goal is to build an economy that is resilient to climate change and adapts to it.
Florida is doing that.
I am confident that we’ll be successful.”
The plan, which will be put to voters on November 4, includes the following three targets: Reduce carbon emissions by 80 percent by 2030, eliminate coastal damage from storm surges and hurricanes, and protect the Gulf Coast from the impacts of climate change.
The plan calls for an aggressive approach to reducing greenhouse gases by using “a combination of energy efficiency, energy conservation, and renewable energy.”
It will also call for more aggressive use of biofuels and other sustainable energy sources.
“I know it’s not easy,” said Florida Governor Rick Scott, who is running for reelection in 2018.
“But it is the right thing to do.
And the Governor is right to stand up for the people of Florida.”
The proposal comes on the heels of a number of other moves by the governor and EPA.
On Thursday, Scott signed an executive order that calls for a “new energy strategy” and a more efficient use of fossil fuels.
On March 16, he signed an order that will establish a “climate action plan” for Florida that will focus on reducing emissions.
And in April, he released a new state plan that calls on Florida to adopt a cap-and-trade system.
The new plan will cost the state about $2 billion.
Florida’s share will be $1.7 billion.
The plan will also require that the state’s water use be cut by 40 percent by 2025.
The governor’s office says that is the first step toward meeting the state goal of 40 percent water conservation by 2030.
“The Florida Climate Action Plan is an important step toward addressing climate change, making Florida’s climate resilient, while still addressing the state budget deficit,” Pruitt said.
“We are also focused on strengthening our state’s economy and helping our citizens thrive.
I’m confident that the plan will help our state remain competitive in the global economy and help our economy continue to grow.”
The new program will include a $10 billion investment in renewable energy, a $15 billion investment to reduce carbon emissions, and $15 million in a program that will help businesses expand.
It will help the state achieve the goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by at least 80 percent, Pruitt said, by 2030 and to reduce storm surges, coastal damage, and coastal flooding.
The state will also be required to spend $5 million a year on climate adaptation and adaptation and resilience.
Florida is one of five states that will be required under the plan to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases and to make other commitments.
Florida has a target of cutting its greenhouse gas pollution by 26 percent by 2050.
The Polar Climate Risk and Adaptation Plan is the latest in a series of actions Pruitt has taken to tackle climate change through his administration.
In March, the president signed an Executive Order to address the effects of climate pollution.
In June, he announced the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency would lead a new climate-change study.
The agency announced the study would be released this year.