Environmental Constitutional Amendments Proposed for 2022 Ballot - September 2021

Mon, Nov 15, 2021 at 8:05AM

Chris Dawson, Attorney, GrayRobinson Law Firm

An environmental activist group is seeking to place up to five pro-environment constitutional amendments on the 2022 election ballot for consideration by Florida voters. This organization, dubbed FL5, is currently collecting voter signatures for each of the five wide-ranging proposals. Additional information on their efforts, including the full text of the proposed amendments may be found at the website
www.fl5.org. The title and proposed ballot summary language for these initiatives are as follows. 

I. Right to Clean Water
Proposed Ballot Summary: Prohibits pollution of Florida’s waters by recognizing a right to clean water for all Floridians and Florida waters, including the Everglades, Florida Springs, the Indian River Lagoon, the St. Johns River, the Caloosahatchee River, Biscayne Bay, Tampa Bay, Pensacola Bay and all other waters within the state; provides for local lawmaking to protect clean water and provides for enforcement and severability. Read more

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