The Nature Conservancy, Florida Program Opposes the “Energy Choice” Amendment
The Nature Conservancy is a science-based not-for-profit 501(c)(3) corporation that was founded in 1951 to conserve the lands and waters upon which all life depends. TNC-Florida has been active in Florida for over 56 years, has approximately 55,000 members and owns over 55,159 acres of conservation land in Florida.
Audubon Florida and TNC-Florida will focus on the misleading and incomplete ballot title and summary by highlighting the proposed amendment’s potential impact on the ability of energy consumers to choose the source of energy generation; and the continued viability of existing laws directed towards conservation of natural resources and the use of renewable energy, including solar energy, and net metering.
Without explanation to voters of the legal effect of the amendment, the proposed amendment could nullify unspecified existing laws, including those relating to conservation of natural resources and use of renewable energy, and cause a total disruption of the energy market in Florida, especially the generation market, and therefore could derail and delay planned and potential energy conservation efforts as well as the increased use and deployment of renewable energy.
Read their full legal brief filed with the Florida Supreme Court here.