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David Cullen of Sierra Club has sent the following call to action.  Your writer has made the calls.  He  would not ask you to do something he would not do himself.  This is a serious matter and could be a turning point in what happens in parts of Florida we do not want to to see ruined by greedy corporations.

Dear Friend,

Find your State Senator  

Fracking bills are speeding through the legislature and are harmful to your water and your health. The bills, backed by the oil and gas industry, not only enable the dangerous drilling practice in places like the Everglades, but they would force local communities to accept it.

Research in other states shows that fracking has caused water contamination and air pollution, massive amounts of fresh water usage, and led to declining property values.

Ignoring overwhelming public opposition, HB191 by Rep. Rodrigues passed the full House of Representatives last week 73-45.

There is still time to stop the bill in the Senate.

We urgently need you to call your State Senator early this week.


1. Find your State Senator by clicking here.

2. Call your State Senator at his/her Tallahassee office (see list below), say that you live in the district, that you vote, and ask him/her to vote NO on fracking bill SB 318. (Leave a message if no one answers and call back during business hours.)

Sen. Joseph Abruzzo 850-487-5025
Sen. Thad Altman 850-487-5016
Sen. Aaron Bean 850-487-5004
Sen. Lizbeth Benacquisto 850-487-5030
Sen. Rob Bradley 850-487-5007
Sen. Jeff Brandes 850-487-5022
Sen. Oscar Braynon 850-487-5036
Sen. Dwight Bullard 850-487-5039
Sen. Jeff Clemens 850-487-5027
Sen. Charlie Dean 850-487-5005
Sen. Nancy Detert 850-487-5028
Sen. Miguel Diaz De La Portilla 850-487-5040
Sen. Greg Evers 850-487-5002
Sen. Anitere Flores 850-487-5037
Sen. Don Gaetz 850-487-5001
Sen. Bill Galvano 850-487-5026
Sen. Rene Garcia 850-487-5038
Sen. Andy Gardiner 850-487-5013
Sen. Audrey Gibson 850-487-5009
Sen. Denise Grimsley 850-487-5021
Sen. Alan Hays 850-487-5011
Sen. Dorothy Hukill 850-487-5008
Sen. Travis Hutson 850-487-5006
Sen. Arthenia Joyner 850-487-5019
Sen. Jack Latvala 850-487-5020
Sen. Tom Lee 850-487-5024
Sen. John Legg 850-487-5017
Sen. Gwen Margolis 850-487-5035
Sen. Bill Montford 850-487-5003
Sen. Joe Negron 850-487-5032
Sen. Garrett Richter 850-487-5023
Sen. Jeremy Ring 850-487-5029
Sen. Maria Lorts Sachs 850-487-5034
Sen. David Simmons 850-487-5010
Sen. Wilton Simpson 850-487-5018
Sen. Christopher Smith 850-487-5031
Sen. Eleanor Sobel 850-487-5033
Sen. Darren Soto 850-487-5014
Sen. Kelli Stargel 850-487-5015
Sen. Geri Thompson 850-487-5012

3. Send this to your friends.

Thank you for all you do to protect Florida’s environment.

Dave Cullen
Sierra Club Florida


Read more: What is Fracking and what is wrong with SB 318?

Talking Points:

Definition of Fracking

The narrow definition of fracking in SB 318 excludes the acid-matrix stimulation technique most likely to be used in Florida.  That means none of the permitting, or the study, or the rules will affect acidizations in the least – even though the same toxic cocktail will be injected into the ground.


The bill preempts counties and cities from regulating or banning fracking.  It deprives citizens of their ability to protect themselves from contaminated water supply and its health impacts.

Trade Secrets

The trade secrets provision means families won’t even be able to find out what chemicals are being used.


Fracking in the news:



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