Sweet Victory In Tally, Thank You Sen. Bradley!

 

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Sen. Young is interviewed after her bill successfully passed the Senate. She is holding a piece of karst, through which flows our aquifer.

Tonight, Feb. 5, 2017, was one of those rare moments when advocates, forever plodding onward in the face of defeat after defeat, actually realized a true victory.  Fulfilling and gratifying, heady stuff.

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Kim Ross                        Sen. Farmer, not fooled by industry’s alternative facts   Randall Denker, explains Bert Harris Act

But it happened.  A unanimous vote, although one committee member spoke on and on about how fracking should have a moratorium only, providing time for study?  Yes, study?  Sen., do you not know there have been over 900 studies on fracking?  Those 900 would provide some bedtime reading for a few nights, for those interested.

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Gale Dickert, a strong force     Dr. Todd Sack, explains health issues     Amy Datz, a powerhouse worker

We are not.  We have read enough.  Fracking has been studied enough.   Florida does not need it and does not want it.  Fracking fails the test in every way.  Maybe fracking makes gasoline cheaper, as the only advocate speaker for fracking said.  Is saving money worth contaminating our aquifer?

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Brian Lee,  ReThink Energy, standing to waive in support.

Yes, as Sen. Farmer said, we heard some misinformation about fracking from the industry.

But the battle goes on, and soon we will hear about HB 237.

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Thomas Hawkins, David Cullen, Merrillee Malwitz-Jipson

Comments by OSFR historian Jim Tatum.
-A river is like a life: once taken, it cannot be brought back-


3 Comments

  1. …all the more reason to keep drilling and fracking AWAY from our panhandle. Congratulations to DANA YOUNG for her success with EPC Committee vote yesterday. We troops are behind you every step of the way, DANA, as SB 462 works its way to OUR Fl. Senate floor. Your Fl. environmental warriors “have your back”. I pray for the success of your SB 462! – G.G.
    https://www.facebook.com/ApalachicolaNationalEstuarineResearchReserve/videos/690678477752160/

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