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Florida Wildlife Federation Opposing Amendment 1

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The Florida Wildlife Federation is opposing a solar initiative known as Amendment 1.  The group worries the measure would discourage renewable energy.

The Florida Wildlife Federation is joining the League of Women Voters, Sierra Club and others in opposition to Amendment 1.  The initiative gives Floridians a constitutional right to solar, but that’s not what Florida Wildlife Federation vice president Preston Robertson opposes.

“Well you just have to read the language of the amendment,” he says.  “It speaks to states and counties and municipalities having the ability to ensure that party x doesn’t pay one cent more than party y, if party y has solar.”

The measure aims to keep non-solar customers from subsidizing solar customers’ access to the grid for back-up power. 

So far, Amendment 1 has made a strong showing in polls—often well in excess of the sixty percent threshold necessary for passage.

Nick Evans came to Tallahassee to pursue a masters in communications at Florida State University. He graduated in 2014, but not before picking up an internship at WFSU. While he worked on his degree Nick moved from intern, to part-timer, to full-time reporter. Before moving to Tallahassee, Nick lived in and around the San Francisco Bay Area for 15 years. He listens to far too many podcasts and is a die-hard 49ers football fan. When Nick’s not at work he likes to cook, play music and read.