[Photos from each event can be found here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/. More photos will be added through Tuesday evening]
Tallahassee-, FL -- On Monday and Tuesday, clean water activists placed giant ‘Post It Note’ style To Do Lists in many locations around Tallahassee to remind Governor DeSantis of his campaign promise to push for a statewide fracking ban.
Giant To Do Lists were posted outside of:
- Thought Leaders Luncheon at the University Club Center at FSU;
- Cascades Park;
- And the swearing-in ceremony in front of the Old Capitol.
More postings are planned for Tuesday evening including at:
- The Governor’s Inaugural Ball at the Donald L Tucker Civic Center;
- The Governor’s Mansion;
- And the Governor’s Club.
Legislation to ban fracking in the state has received bipartisan support in the Florida House and Senate since 2016, but the Legislature has so far failed to pass the bills. Clean water activists hope Governor DeSantis will hold true to the promise he made on the campaign trail to push the Legislature to pass the statewide fracking ban.
“We appreciate that Governor DeSantis took a strong stance against fracking while on the campaign trail,” said Michelle Allen of Food & Water Watch. “But promises won’t protect Floridians from the dangers of fracking, only action will. We’re calling on Governor DeSantis to keep his promise and ensure fracking is banned.”
Multiple permits for oil drilling are moving forward in the Panhandle and in South Florida. Under current state laws, if permits are granted for conventional drilling, there is little stopping companies from using fracking to extract more oil.
“Floridians have waited years for their governor to fight for clean air, water, and public health” said V Miller of ReThink Energy Florida. “Action from Governor DeSantis to ban fracking cannot come soon enough.”
Floridians Against Fracking delivered a letter to Governor DeSantis last week urging him to the necessary take steps to protect Floridians from the dangers of fracking.