Tag: hydraulic fracturing

Jenna Buzzacco-FoersterJanuary 25, 2016

A proposal to regulate high-pressure well stimulation has cleared a second Senate committee, despite continued objections from environmental activists. The measure (SB 318), sponsored by Naples Republican Sen. Garrett Richter, cleared the Senate’s general government appropriations subcommittee Monday on a 4-2 vote. Sen. Gwen Margolis and Sen. Oscar Braynon, both South Florida Democrats, voted against […]

Guest AuthorDecember 15, 2015

Right now, in Florida, there’s a debate over the future of onshore oil and gas activities and, more specifically, the use of high-pressure well stimulation techniques, such as hydraulic fracturing.  During the course of this debate, there have been several common misconceptions surrounding the use of these advanced techniques and their impact on the environment, […]

Melissa RossSeptember 4, 2015

The fight over fracking is heating up again in Florida. Fracking, or hydraulic fracturing, is an oil and gas drilling technique that involves pumping fluids and chemicals at high pressure deep underground to break up rock formations. Last month, Democratic Sens. Darren Soto of Orlando and Dwight Bullard of Miami filed legislation that aims to ban fracking in […]

Frank TorresAugust 24, 2015

For a second time, Democratic State Sen. Darren Soto introduced legislation to ban hydraulic fracturing, popularly known as “fracking,” in Florida. At a Monday afternoon press conference, Soto made the case for supporting SB 166 in the 2016 Legislative Session.  He cited the main reason for filing the bill was repeated attempts by energy companies […]

Bruce RitchieApril 28, 2015

The Florida House adjourned the 2015 Legislative Session on Tuesday, leaving bills dealing with water policy, hydraulic fracturing, septic tank waste and Duke Energy Florida in doubt. As the Senate was discussing fracking legislation, House Speaker Steve Crisafulli told House members there was no reason to keep House members in Tallahassee because of an impasse […]


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