Florida gubernatorial candidates: Polar opposities on climate, energy

If you don't think humans cause global warming, offshore drilling might still be a good idea for Florida and growth management should be left to local governments and not state bureaucrats, then Republican Rick Scott is your candidate for governor.

If, on the other hand, you are worried about climate change, oppose offshore drilling near Florida and want to keep the state Department of Community Affairs as a watchdog on growth plans, then Democrat Alex Sink is the candidate to pick.

The two major-party gubernatorial candidates could not be farther apart on environmental issues. Even their level of engagement differs: Scott's campaign website lists just two general bullet points under the header of ``environment,'' while Sink's site offers, among other things, a 10-page plan for promoting alternatives to fossil fuels

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