PRESS STATEMENT: FCV’s Aliki Moncrief Responds to Failure of Anti-Solar Amendment 1

PRESS RELEASE For Immediate Release: November 8, 2016 Contact: Aliki Moncrief, Executive Director, aliki@fcvoters.org, 850-443-7609 or Jonathan Webber, Deputy Director, jwebber@fcvoters.org, 954-593-4449 Twitter: @fcvoters STATEMENT FROM ALIKI MONCRIEF, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, FLORIDA CONSERVATION VOTERS ON FAILURE OF ANTI-SOLAR AMENDMENT 1 Tallahassee, FL (November 8, 2016) – Florida Conservation Voters congratulates the

VICE News: Florida voters may be tricked into derailing solar energy

The deceptiveness of the utility-backed Amendment 1 in Florida is garnering national attention this week. Vice News published an expansive article on the notorious ballot question – and in typical Vice style – they aren’t pulling any punches with the real intentions behind the Amendment’s shiny coating: Floridians who think they’re

Al Gore: Don’t Fall for “Phony Baloney” Amendment 1

Former Vice President Al Gore called out the utility-backed solar Amendment 1 in a major speech in Miami earlier this month. “The things they claim protect solar are protections you already have, but they are trying to fool you into amending your state Constitution in a way that gives them

Keith Perry on Florida’s Water: “It’s Not a Crisis”

Florida’s decades-long water crisis is well documented and getting worse. Leaders from both political parties are offering emergency plans and bold actions to solve the pollution plaguing our coasts, rivers and springs. In North Florida, many of our cherished springs are experiencing alarming declines in their flow and water quality.

Tampa Bay Times Endorses Bob Buesing for State Senate

From the Tampa Bay Times: Bob Buesing distinguishes himself in this race for an open Senate seat with his life experience, passion and appreciation of everyday challenges Floridians face. He is uniquely qualified and would bring a strong voice for this Tampa-area district. Buesing, 63, is a longtime Tampa attorney

Revisionist History with Rep. Dana Young

Recently, Rep. Dana Young (candidate in SD18) gave a statement to FloridaPolitics.com saying she “opposes fracking, offshore and onshore drilling, and has worked tirelessly on water issues during her entire time in the Legislature.” To the Tampa Bay Times, she said she was categorically opposed to fracking in Florida —

Aliki Moncrief: The truth behind utility-backed Amendment 1

Have you heard about the utility-backed Amendment 1? It’s awful for Florida’s environment and seriously threatens our chance for a clean energy future. Amendment 1 is a slick, misleading, multi-million-dollar campaign sponsored by monopoly utility companies like Duke Energy and Florida Power and Light for one reason: to maintain their

Aliki Moncrief: Environmental values transcend party politics

Dear Friends, We pulled a late night at the Florida Conservation Voters office as the elections results from our endorsed candidates rolled in, and because your support was instrumental in our victories, I wanted to give you a quick update. As you know, this is FCV’s first election endorsing pro-conservation