Tallahassee, FL -- As Florida’s fracking ban continues gaining momentum in the Legislature, clean water advocates plan to deliver a letter to Governor DeSantis to thank him for bringing the issue to the forefront of the discussion on clean water legislation. Members of the Floridians Against Fracking coalition will deliver a letter, signed by 50 organizations, to the Governor’s office to thank DeSantis for taking the first step towards banning fracking by signing Executive Order 19-12. The group is asking him to ensure the state bans all forms of fracking including hydraulic fracturing, acid fracking, and matrix acidization.
At the AP Legislative Preview last week, Senate President Bill Galvano and House Speaker Jose Oliva said they will support hearings and votes on ban fracking legislation in their chambers. Speaker Oliva took his support a step further by saying he would vote in support of banning fracking.
What: Press Conference to announce the delivery of ban fracking letter to the Governor
When: Thursday, February 7th at 10 am
Where: Capitol Rotunda, 1st Floor
Who: Floridians Against Fracking and other organizations
Speakers will include:
Michelle Allen, Food & Water Watch
Aliki Moncrief, Florida Conservation Voters
Kim Ross, ReThink Energy Florida
Jennifer Rubiello, Environment Florida