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Hydraulic Fracturing or ‘fracking’ is a technique for releasing oil and natural gas from underground by fracturing deep rock formations with pressurized water, sand and other chemicals. The process remains controversial in Florida and around the nation. Proponents point to fracking’s economic benefits and say it can help provide energy here in Florida, where about 60% of the overall electricity produced comes from natural gas. Opponents highlight Florida’s unique geology and hydrology saying the scientific data to show that fracking is safe isn’t there.
The social conservative non-profit Florida Family Policy Council brings its state-wide “Protect My Ministry” tour to Southwest Florida this week. The 14 city tour provides workshops aimed at helping pastors Christian school principals and other religious leaders to get the most out of religious constitutional protections. Seminar instructors also teach proactive steps churches and other religious groups can take to protect themselves from discrimination lawsuits by making changes to their organizations’ bylaws.
The sun was shining in South Carolina Tuesday, but people are still trying to recover from heavy rains that caused 18 dams to breach or fail in the state. Since severe flooding began over the weekend, at least 16 deaths have been reported, including two people who died in North Carolina.Nearly 300 roads and 166 bridges in South Carolina are closed, according to SC Educational TV, and officials are urging people to stay off roads. Rescue teams are still working to help survivors and recover...