Statement of Michelle Allen, Florida organizer, Food & Water Watch
Tallahassee, FL – "Yesterday, the Florida Senate refused to vote on an amendment that would have banned fracking in Florida and thus protected the drinking water of millions of residents. It’s the last and most disappointing of all the efforts this year to pass this important legislation.
"While many Senators voted to support a ban this past session, leadership in the Florida legislature chose to block the fracking ban from ever becoming law. We cannot and should not allow the fracking industry to take our water and then contaminate our waterways. Our hope is that leadership will hear the overwhelming opposition to fracking this year and return next year with the intention of finally banning this dangerous practice."