WUSF NEWS: Business Group Takes Aim At State Environmental Proposal

WUSF News: Written by Jim Turner. November 21, 2017. 

One of state's most-powerful business groups is gearing up to fight a proposal at the Florida Constitution Revision Commission that the group argues would lead to increased litigation about environmental issues.

Associated Industries of Florida announced Tuesday it has hired attorneys from the Gunster law firm to battle a proposal filed by Constitution Revision Commission member Jacqui Thurlow-Lippisch that would give Floridians more legal standing when environmental problems occur.

 The 37-member commission, which meets every 20 years, is reviewing proposed constitutional amendments that could go on the 2018 ballot.

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