Anti-fracking ordinance on agenda, Columbia County, FL 2015-01-15

We all drink out of the same Floridan Aquifer, and the Santa Fe River, like WWALS’ Withlacoochee River, is a tributary of the Suwannee River. Fracking in north Florida could affect our drinking water, and if it were allowed there, next frackers would try to cross the state line, just like the Sabal Trail fracked methane pipeline already is. So everyone who can, please support OSFR. -jsq

Our Santa Fe River Action Alert 31 December 2014, Important Meeting, Please Attend, County Commissioners, Lake City On Jan. 15, 2015,

OSFR as an organization will be on the agenda of the Columbia County Board of County Commissioners at the Jan. 15 meeting, requesting that the commission enact an ordinance which bans all forms of fracking in Columbia County.

Please plan to attend this important meeting, either to be a part of the discussion or simply to learn more about the ever-growing potential threat of fracking for gas and oil in Columbia County.

The Columbia County BOCC has been a strong leader in key environmental issues so we are hopeful that they will continue to show leadership within our state by adopting this important ordinance.

However, a strong show of support by our membership or anyone interested in protecting our fragile springs and rivers would help our commissioners know that they are securely supported by their constituents and assist them in making the right decision.

If Columbia County enacts this ordinance, they will be the first county in Florida to do so. This is extremely important, as it will set a precedence and lead the way for other counties and municipalities to follow in their footsteps toward a safer and healthier Florida for all of us to live in.

So please attend, whether you speak to the issue or not, as a show of interest and support for our threatened environment.

This important meeting will be held Thursday, January 15 at 5:30 p.m. in the Columbia County School Board Administrative Complex Auditorium, 372 West Duval Street, Lake City, Florida 32055,