Florida

Climate polluters should pay past and future costs

Snapshot of Damages

Florida$102 billion

That’s how much property statewide lies within three feet of high tide

Miami, FL$192 million

That's how much of Miami's recently passed $400-million general obligation bond is dedicated to sea-rise mitigation and flood prevention.

Florida$318 million

That's the amount requested by Florida Power & Light for Hurricane Matthew-related repairs, much of which was passed on to ratepayers

Climate accountability where the stakes are highest

As rising seas encroach the Sunshine State’s nearly 1,200 miles of ocean coast, no state stands to spend more protecting itself. Starting in Miami, we’re working to make sure the companies that created the problem pay their fair share.

Leaders should stand with taxpayers — not polluters

Our efforts with partners strive to inject questions about climate polluters paying into every climate change adaptation discussion. We highlight the costs residents are already incurring from climate change while we work with elected officials to find ways to hold the polluters — including Florida power companies — responsible for helping taxpayers.