Florida city leaders, beware climate change lawsuits

Energy companies are operating in ways that are ever-cleaner and less carbon intense. Companies are producing abundant and available amounts of natural gas, thus helping to reduce our reliance on less clean fuels. (Susan Stocker/Staff file photo) Climate change activists are calling for Florida municipalities to join a wave [...]

By | 2018-05-14T16:54:38+00:00 May 10th, 2018|Press|Comments Off on Florida city leaders, beware climate change lawsuits

Florida city leaders should beware of climate change lawsuits

Climate change activists are calling for Florida municipalities to join a wave of lawsuits against the oil and gas industry. This legal movement, which began in San Francisco, Oakland and other California cities and counties, seeks to hold oil and gas companies responsible for what activists say is their [...]

By | 2018-05-09T10:32:11+00:00 May 9th, 2018|Press|Comments Off on Florida city leaders should beware of climate change lawsuits

2018 Legislative Summary

(pdf download) Statement on the 2018 Legislative Session from JMI’s President and CEO “The 2018 Florida Legislative Session was an important session for Florida’s future. The policy team at The James Madison Institute worked overtime in Tallahassee and beyond to inform state policymakers on efforts to advance limited government, [...]

STATEMENT RELEASE: 2018 LEGISLATIVE SUMMARY

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 12, 2018 CONTACT: Logan Elizabeth Padgett Lpadgett@jamesmadison.org (850) 386-3131 STATEMENT RELEASE: 2018 LEGISLATIVE SUMMARY The James Madison Institute praises Gov. Scott and legislative leaders for passing policies that position Florida for continued growth TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Floridians have a brighter future thanks to tireless work from [...]

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Legislature steps up to protect property rights

Daniel Peterson | Mar 13, 2018 | Pensacola News Journal The Florida Senate has passed a bill that deserves the attention of property owners and government entities everywhere. Property owners in the United States are entitled, according to the U.S. Constitution, to the blessings of five rights regarding their property: possession, [...]

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Legislature steps up to protect property rights

The Florida Senate has passed a bill that deserves the attention of property owners and government entities everywhere. Property owners in the United States are entitled, according to the U.S. Constitution, to the blessings of five rights regarding their property: possession, enjoyment, use, exclusion, and dispossession. Last year, the Walton [...]

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Prominent Warmists, Skeptics Forge Common Ground at Energy Forum

The most fervent believers and skeptics of imminent and severe global warming danger demonstrated last week that common-ground energy policies exist that can unite warmists and skeptics, progressives and conservatives. As one of four speakers at an energy and climate forum last Monday in Tampa hosted by my organization, the [...]

By | 2018-05-21T16:37:08+00:00 March 12th, 2018|Press|Comments Off on Prominent Warmists, Skeptics Forge Common Ground at Energy Forum

Senate measure restores rights to property owners

The Florida Senate has passed a bill that deserves the attention of property owners and government entities everywhere. Property owners in the United States are entitled, according to the U.S. Constitution, to the blessings of five rights regarding their property: possession, enjoyment, use, exclusion, and dispossession. Last year, the Walton [...]

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Four Florida environmental priorities for the Legislature in 2018

Daniel Peterson | Feb 09, 2018 | Florida Today As the 2018 Legislative session hits its midpoint, the biggest issue, as always, is balancing the budget. In the hunt to secure funding are environmental appropriations. The policies to protect Florida’s environment are broad and the amount of money proposed to support these [...]

By | 2018-05-03T14:49:33+00:00 February 9th, 2018|Press|0 Comments

President fixes federal land grab

Late last year, President Trump and U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke announced a decision to reduce the size of two national monuments in Utah by 2 million acres. While the move was broadly applauded by Utah’s elected officials and local citizens, the mainstream media cried foul. The New York Times [...]

By | 2018-05-22T15:23:59+00:00 January 19th, 2018|Press|Comments Off on President fixes federal land grab