Hialeah, FL -- On Wednesday, local South Florida elected officials, health professionals, scientists and dozens of residents will come together to discuss the direct health and environmental impacts of fracking. Yesterday, DEP announced they are seeking a rehearing for the proposed oil well in Broward, recognizing the dangers that oil exploration poses to the Everglades. A recent court approval to drill for oil in the Everglades sparked outrage over the prospect of drilling and fracking in the Everglades near drinking water sources, leading to this panel discussion.
House Speaker José R. Oliva recently stated that he would vote in support of banning fracking. The panelists will discuss the legislation to ban fracking that has been filed in the State Legislature. House Bill 7029 to ban fracking passed the House Agriculture and Natural Resources Subcommittee on February 13th. Panelists will discuss the loophole present in the bill that would allow fracking using matrix acidizing.
What: What The FRACK: Clean Water From a Health Perspective Panel discussion
When: Wednesday, February 27th at 12 PM time
Where: Miami Dade Hialeah Campus - 5101 A
Commissioner Daniella Levine Cava, Miami Dade County
Hialeah Councilman Paul B. Hernandez, City of Hialeah
Dr. Bansal, Internal Medicine, Climate and Health
Theresa Pinto, Environmental Biologist
Geologist Tina Kuhn, Miami Dade College
Salome Garcia, Food & Water Watch