August 24, 2015
TALLAHASSEE — Democrats in Florida are working to get an anti-fracking bill on the legislature’s agenda again for next session.
Senators Darren Soto of Orlando and Dwight Bullard of Miami filed a bill Monday that would ban hydraulic fracturing, also known as ‘fracking,’ in the state of Florida.
Those in favor of fracking say it stimulates economic growth. Those against it say it poisons drinking water and hurts wildlife.
“If, in fact, fracking is going to be used to get oil and natural gas out of the ground in Florida, we need to make sure that we’ve got the toughest regulations of anywhere in the country,” Eric Draper, Executive Director of Audubon Florida, said.
A similar bill was filed by the senators last session but did not make it on the agenda.