By not being well- informed, our lawmakers today did themselves and Florida a disservice.
Today in Tallahassee HB 1209, the horrible bill written by the petroleum industry to give them even more freedom to put poisons in our earth and waters, underwent inspection once again by an incomplete 13-member subcommittee. OSFR President Merrillee Malwitz-Jipson left home at about 5 am to record objection to this law which would make richer those who destroy our earth and poison our waters, all the while sanctioned by our Department of Environmental Protection. Others drove over 300 miles one way to object.
Every Democrat voted to kill this bill and all Republicans present voted for it, plus Rep. Ingoglia who was absent had a substitute vote for it. It should be added that Rep. O’Toole expressed reservations but her vote was a”yea.”
Logic dictates that anyone who understands fracking yet supports it, must also be realizing a profit from it.