A Quick Update
The anti-fracking fight in Florida has been a textbook-style example of how grassroots and community organizing can bolster a movement to the highest ranks.
If you asked us three years ago if we thought we could ban fracking in the republican led Florida legislature, the answer would have been no. But - We also know that when a movement makes sense and matters to the community, the impossible can happen.
Now fracking is one of the top issues in Florida and elected officials of all levels are coming out in support.
After passing through the Senate Environmental Preservation and Conservation Committee unanimously, the fracking ban bill moved to the Appropriations Subcommittee on the Environment and Natural Resources for the first time ever.
Each of these votes has been bipartisan and featured unprecedented support.
What Happens Next
The fracking ban bill will now move to be heard in the final committee, Committee on Appropriations. This will be the first time that a fracking ban bill is ever heard in this committee.
The committee chair, Senator Rob Bradley, will have a real chance to protect Florida’s environment and communities against corporate interests by supporting the ban bill.
As a strong proponent of water protections under the Florida Forever program, Sen. Bradley must now expand his environmental efforts.
Bradley voted for the ban bill earlier this session and we look forward to him doing so again.
Now is the time for everyone to step up and join our fight to ban fracking. We’re on the brink of making history.
Florida can ban fracking. Help us make sure it does.