One other proposal for a fracking ban emerges in Florida – CBS St John
TALLAHASSEE (CBSSt John / NSF) – After making little progress on the issue over the past year, Gary Farmer, Florida Senate Minority Leader, D-Lighthouse Point, resumed fracking in Florida Tuesday.
Farmer submitted a bill (SB 546) banning hydraulic fracking, known as fracking, for the extraction of oil and natural gas.
The proposal would also prohibit a process known as matrix acidification, which uses many of the same chemicals as hydraulic fracturing, but dissolves rocks with acid rather than fracturing them with pressurized liquid.
The farmer’s proposal is submitted for the legislative period that begins March 2nd.
It comes after years of efforts by some lawmakers and environmentalists to prevent the possibility of fracking in Florida.
However, lawmakers have opposed proposed bans, including bills that approved only a Senate committee and no house committees.
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