Fracking

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Bills banning fracking are once again on the House and Senate agendas for the upcoming legislative session in Tallahassee. In light of that, the Conservancy of Southwest Florida is hosting a leading researcher on unconventional oil and gas extraction, Dr. Anthony Ingraffea, this week.

State lawmakers are pushing to ban fracking in the sunshine state.  A similar effort last year failed, but Sen. Dana Young (R-Tampa) believes this year will be different.

A leadership shuffle in the Florida Senate is lifting the hopes of anti-fracking activists.

The push by Florida's largest power company to charge customers for out-of-state fracking investments is dead, putting an end to a pair of big-money fracking fights this session in the Florida Legislature.


The fate of a statewide ban on hydraulic fracturing appears sealed now that a powerful Republican is calling it quits.

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