Come to the meeting Monday in Tallahassee for the first committee meeting of SB 462.
If you can’t come, ReThink Energy leader Kim Ross suggests we call the swing vote most important: Senator Dorothy Hukill, who represents portions of Volusia and Brevard Counties. Please call Senator Hukill at 877-796-1948 and ask her to vote yes on Senate Bill 462 in committee.
We must call tomorrow or Monday morning.
Kim goes on to say: “That hearing will happen next Monday February 5 from 4:30pm-6pm at the Capitol in the Mallory Horne Committee Room, 37 Senate Office Building.
According to the committee agenda, our bill is the last to be heard. The oil and gas industry knows what a big deal this is, and will turn out en masse to oppose our bill. To counter them, we are hoping to fill the room with our own supporters; however, we need to be strategic about time. After all, we wouldn’t want to run out the meeting clock with too many speakers. That’s why we are asking you to please come to the meeting, bring your friends, and fill out a speaker card waiving in support of Senate Bill 462. Your presence will ground the words of a few experts we’ve asked to counter industry misinformation.
If you do plan to attend, representatives of Floridians Against Fracking will be present outside the room before the meeting begins. Please be there at least 15 minutes early so that we can help you fill out your forms and so that you can be ensured a seat.
Help us reach our target and get the word out!
The more people who attend our meeting, the more our committee members will see who’s side the public is on. Help us get the word out! Please share and invite your friends–especially those in Tallahassee–to the facebook event, linked here.”
Kim Ross, ReThink Energy Florida
Comments by OSFR historian Jim Tatum.
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