Current U.S. energy policy aims at maximizing production of oil and gas by drilling and fracking tens of thousands of new wells each year, across the country. Florida will be among the states that most suffer from this path.
Hundreds of peer-reviewed studies in recent years have pointed to certain harms from fracking and have raised unanswered questions about significant risks. The negative impacts on communities include the air and water pollution, the marred landscapes and the waste disposal problems, along with radioactivity and earthquakes. Then there’s the climate pollution from widespread fracking, which is on pace to bring unbelievably destructive climate change and sea-level rise, potentially flooding entire costal economies. All of these impacts could become a reality in Florida.