We know that Sen.-designate LeMieux understands the science of climate change based on his quote in the Palm Beach Post in March 2007,
In fact, last summer in his weekly LeMieux Report, LeMieux stated that,
“Florida is on the forefront of the movement to understand and curb the impact of global climate change and is benefiting environmentally and economically from this worldwide revolution. That said, the federal government’s failure to act is disappointing.”
As the Florida and the entire nation stand at the crossroads of energy choices, we will look to leaders like Sens. Nelson and LeMieux to support and champion policies that cap global warming pollution, create clean energy jobs and move us toward a clean energy economy.
LeMieux has the opportunity to put policies ahead of politics and show critics that he will put the best interest of Floridians ahead of party in voting to support clean energy and climate policy when the Senate takes up the issue later this year. When he arrives in Washington, DC on September 8 to begin his term, call his office at (202) 224-3041 or send him a fax to urge his support for a clean energy economy so that sunshine can help power the Sunshine State.
Click here to read 1Sky’s recent blopost on LeMieux’s appointment and what it might mean for the Sunshine State.