Conservative Groups Seek Veto of Florida Energy Bill
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Tea party groups and other conservative organizations are urging Gov. Rick Scott to veto Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam's energy legislation.
Groups ranging from Americans for Prosperity to the John Birch Society on Friday released a letter to Scott.
It argues the bill (HB 7117) would "circumvent the free-market and consumer choice" and allow the state to pick winners and losers by restoring expired tax credits for renewable energy projects.
Putnam denied it would pick winners and losers because all types of renewable energy, such as solar, wind and biomass, would be eligible.
He says it's "technology agnostic" and businesses would be eligible only after spending capital, creating jobs and producing energy.
A Scott spokesman says the governor was still reviewing the bill.
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