We visited every Florida statehouse member who represents any part of the Suwannee River Basin, Wednesday in Tallahasse, we the people attending ReThink Energy Florida’s event.
And a primary goal of that lobbying was achieved: the fracking ban bill is sheduled for a committee vote Monday.
When: 4:30 PM – 6PM, Monday, February 5, 2018
Mallory Horne Committee Room, 37 Senate Office Building,
400 Monroe Street, Tallahassee, Florida
Stand with us and wave in support of BANNING FRACKING in FLORIDA! Our hard work has paid off! Senator Bradley scheduled a hearing for Senate Bill 462. This bill is sponsored by Senator Young and its counterpart in the House is HB 237 sponsored by Representative Peters.
SB 462 will place a ban on the practice of fracking in Florida while preserving the traditional means of oil and gas extraction. Research has shown that fracking significantly contributes to water contamination and air pollution, uses massive amounts of fresh water, triggers seismic activity, and contributes to drastically declining property values.
We expect large amounts of industry opposition, so please plan to attend and share this event! This is what we have all been working for!
I can’t be there Monday, but I hope Florida WWALS members who can will go to Tallahassee.
Here are some more pictures from Wednesday, and a couple of videos.
Vicki Machado, Staffer, Rep. Payne, Cindy Noel, Mike Roth, Jim Tatum, Kristin Rubin, Staffer, Rep. Bobby Payne
We went off the list handed to us to visit the office of Rep. Bobby Payne of Union and Bradoford Counties. He wasn’t there, but we talked to his Tallahassee staffer about the phosphate mine and solar power. The Rep. had visited the proposed mine site, but the staffer did not know the Rep.’s opinion on it. Regarding solar power, the staffer claimed Florida was too grey for that, greyer than Georgia. I’m afraid I recounted a bit of history to him, and Jim Tatum pointed out Germany was the world leader in solar power; perhaps a tad greyer than Florida.
Meanwhile down at gallery level.
-jsq, John S. Quarterman, Suwannee RIVERKEEPER®
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