Thanks to the indefatigable Merrillee Malwitz-Jipson of Our Santa Fe River and all the Floridians Against Fracking (WWALS is a member) who stopped this bogus bill.
This was national and international news. But this from Florida: Margie Menzel, Palm Beach Post, 1 March 2016, Senator withdraws bill to permit, regulate fracking in Florida,
TALLAHASSEE — The Senate sponsor of a controversial bill about the regulation of “fracking” in Florida withdrew it from consideration Tuesday, saying he didn’t have the votes to get through a key committee.
Sen. Garrett Richter, R-Naples, told members of the Senate Appropriations Committee that the opposition of environmentalists played a key role in thwarting the measure (SB 318).
“Emotions tend to magnify the controversy,” he said.
Well, yeah, people do tend to get emotional about their drinking water, their springs, their tourist economy…. No sane civilization injects poisons under its drinking water source. There is no safe way to regulate fracking other than to ban it outright.
Next year: prohibit fracking in Florida, like New York State already did. Meanwhile: numerous local governments have already passed resolutions against fracking.
And now to defeat Spectra Energy’s Sabal “Sinkhole” Trail fracked methane pipeline boondoggle.
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