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From the Pages of Orlando Weekly

Fracking Ban in the Florida Legislature

Fracking is back in the Florida Legislature, though not for the reasons you might initially think. Florida Sen. Dana Young, a Tampa Republican, introduced a measure this week to ban all types of fracking, including hydraulic fracturing, a controversial process of extracting gas and oil from underground by injecting water, sand and chemicals into rock formations. That’s quite a reversal from last year when Young and other Republicans supported a measure in the Florida House that would have created a regulatory framework for fracking in Florida and preempted local governments from imposing their own bans or regulations after more than 60 counties passed resolutions opposing the practice, including Orange County. Environmental advocates cited the state’s fragile limestone geology and water …
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