"We are happy to see the Governor fulfilling his promise to protect Florida's water by banning fracking statewide. DEP should immediately issue a policy that prohibits all forms of fracking including hydraulic fracturing, matrix acidizing, and acid fracking. This proves that there is a bipartisan movement across this country to ban dangerous and outdated dirty energy practices. The Governor’s commitment to banning fracking in the state is an environmental win for Florida and for this country. After a year of facing traumatic environmental disaster after traumatic environment disaster, this is the step forward towards a clean energy future Floridians deserve and need."
Statement from the Floridians Against Fracking Coalition:
“Today, Governor DeSantis took a bold step towards banning fracking in Florida once and for all. But there is still a way to go before this directive becomes a reality. The Florida Department of Environmental Protection should begin the rulemaking process immediately and be sure to prohibit all forms of fracking including hydraulic fracturing, matrix acidizing and acid fracking. The definition that has been used in several years of bipartisan bills, including Senate Bill 146, is the one that should be used in changes to rules that result from this executive order. We need to get this right and close any loopholes that could allow fracking in Florida. The health of our people, tourism-based economy, and our remarkable network of waterways is on the line. We applaud Governor DeSantis’ leadership on this issue and we are counting on him to see it through.”