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On climate, DeSantis is full of contradictions

Posted on AllSides June 18th, 2024
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At a campaign stop in September 2018, soon-to-be Gov. Ron DeSantis laid out his plans to restore the Everglades, adapt to rising sea levels and combat toxic algae blooms. But he stopped short of mentioning climate change. “I’m not in the pews of the church of the global warming leftists,” DeSantis told a crowd of reporters. “I’m a Teddy Roosevelt conservationist.” Almost six years into his governorship, DeSantis has been praised and criticized by environmental groups. He has earmarked billions of dollars for conservation efforts and waterway projects, including more...

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