Bipartisan group of legislators defeat pro-fracking bill in state Senate, clean water advocates celebrate

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Jennifer Rubiello

Environment Florida

TALLAHASSEE, Fla.—A bipartisan coalition of state senators beat back an attempt to advance fracking in the state of Florida, voting down Senate Bill 318 on a key panel 10 to 9. Environment Florida director Jennifer Rubiello issued this statement:

“SB 318 would pave the way for dangerous fracking in our state, putting the drinking water for 90 percent of Floridians and the Everglades in jeopardy. Today Floridians spoke up for their water, and senators listened. We thank the bipartisan group of legislators who stood up against dirty drillers and today, we’re celebrating! But we’re mindful that this issue is not over yet. We’ll continue to work with our allies to defeat this reckless pro-fracking bill at every step of the process.”