ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- This morning, State Senator Dana Young filed a bill (SB442) that would ban fracking in Florida. Over 75% of Floridians live in a city or county that has passed a resolution or ordinance opposing this dangerous drilling practice, including Dade City, Zephyrhills, Tampa, and Pinellas County.
Jennifer Rubiello, Environment Florida state director, issued the following statement:
“We applaud Senator Young for listening to her constituents and Floridians across the state who want a ban on fracking. A ban on fracking will ensure our communities, our health, and our environment are better protected. Floridians should celebrate this bill, pick up their phones, and tell their state senators to support it."