Tallahassee, FL – “On Wednesday evening at the AP Legislative Planning Session, Senate President Bill Galvano and House Speaker José Oliva publicly urged both legislative chambers to hear fracking ban legislation.
“This is the first time ever Florida has seen a Senate President and House Speaker both encourage moving forward fracking ban legislation of this nature. The years of nonstop grassroots work across the state has made it clear that Floridians want to protect their water and keep out dangerous and outdated dirty energy practices like fracking. With threats of oil exploration materializing in Miramar, nearby the House Speaker's district, Oliva’s fracking ban support is particularly savvy and important. Without a statewide fracking ban, there will be little to stop the company from fracking and putting South Florida’s drinking water at even greater risk. It’s more obvious than ever that the dirty practice should be put to bed here and across the country.
“Food & Water Watch is encouraged by leadership’s unprecedented support for a statewide ban on fracking, and we plan to keep working to ensure Florida passes a bill that bans all forms of fracking, including hydraulic fracturing, matrix acidization, and acid fracking. On Saturday, we expect over 50 people to gather in the Senate President’s district to rally in support of his call to move forward fracking ban legislation and encourage him to ensure fracking is finally banned this session.”