Bradenton, FL -- As statewide fracking ban bills move through committees in both chambers of the legislature, a dozen Manatee local elected officials and nearly 60 local businesses have signed on to letters that call on the legislature to support a ban on fracking. Thursday morning, activists will join a local signatory in front of Senate President Bill Galvano’s office to announce the growing support of a ban and call on the Senate president to ensure that a comprehensive fracking ban is passed, including all forms of fracking. The bills that have been moving exclude a form of fracking, known as matrix acidizing in which oil and gas companies pour highly concentrated chemicals into wells to dissolve the earth and stimulate production.
Four Manatee County commissioners and eight local city commissioners join over 150 local elected officials statewide in support of the ban. The nearly 60 local businesses add to over 200 businesses that have signed their support statewide.
Those in attendance will deliver the signed letters to Senator Galvano’s office following the press conference.
What: Press conference and letter drop off announcing the local elected officials and businesses supporting a ban on fracking
When: Thursday, April 4, 2019 at 11 am.
Where: Senator Bill Galvano’s District Office, 1023 Manatee Ave W, Bradenton, FL 34205.
Who: Food & Water Watch, the local VFW and concerned residents