As the start of the 2020 state legislative session draws nearer, Floridians are anxious to learn if Governor DeSantis will keep his word on a key environmental campaign promise he made to ban fracking.
Michelle Allen of Food & Water Action and Floridians Against Fracking Coalition Steering Committee made the following statement:
“Reports of Governor DeSantis’ ‘pay to play’ meetings, where pro-fracked gas special interests like Duke Energy can gain access to the Governor by paying $100,000 for an intimate game of golf, have given Floridians a sense that their voices are being drowned out by corporate campaign contributions.
“The Floridians Against Fracking coalition urges the Governor to keep his campaign promise and demonstrate his commitment to protecting Florida’s drinking water by voicing his intentions to ensure fracking is finally banned in the 2020 legislative session during The Associated Press’ Annual Pre-Legislative Planning Meeting and Preview tomorrow. When questioned by the media at this same meeting last session, both House Speaker Jose Oliva and Senate President Bill Galvano also expressed support of bringing a fracking ban to a vote in their respective chambers. The bills died in committee.”
Floridians Against Fracking is a coalition of over 200 business leaders, environmental, health and social justice groups supporting a ban on fracking in Florida.
Food & Water Action is the political advocacy arm of the research and education organization Food & Water Watch. We mobilize people to build political power to move bold and uncompromised solutions to the most pressing food, water and climate problems of our time.