Florida is ground zero for the impacts of climate change and sea level rise – from tidal flooding in Miami Beach, Fort Lauderdale and Sarasota to the devastation caused by hurricanes in communities across Florida – we need leaders who will protect our state.
Bill Nelson stands up to big polluters and corporations to fight and protect Floridians from the growing dangers of climate change.
Bill championed legislative efforts to ensure our scientists can study climate change, free from political interference or censorship, and is at the forefront of efforts in the Senate to help Florida communities invest in the infrastructure needed to create more resilient coastlines to prepare for rising sea levels. He is leading the push to help renewable energy companies grow across Florida, while making it easier for homeowners to invest in solar installations.
Bill is a champion of protecting Florida’s coasts and beaches from the risks of offshore oil drilling.
In 2006, he passed bipartisan legislation to ban oil and gas activities off Florida’s Gulf Coast. Bill has continued this fight in Congress, seeking to extend the moratorium and calling for greater protections for our entire coastline, including our beaches and local economies along the Gulf and Atlantic Coast.