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Senator Young, District 18 — Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

February 14, 2018

CONTACT: Brian McManus, 8504875018


Senator Young's SB 462 would Put a Statewide Halt to Dangerous Practice of Fracking

Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on the

Environment & Natural Resources Approves Senate Bill 462

Senator Young’s SB 462 Would Put a Statewide Halt to Dangerous Practice of Fracking

 

Tallahassee, Fla. – State Senator Dana Young’s (R-Tampa) anti-fracking legislation, Senate Bill 462, today passed the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on the Environment and Natural Resources. SB 462, relating to advanced well-stimulation treatments, seeks to ban all types of fracking in the State of Florida, including hydraulic fracking, acid fracking and matrix-acidizing.

 

“SB 462 aims to preserve and protect our state’s natural resources, and keep our communities across Florida safe and beautiful,” said Senator Young. “Florida’s unique environment deserves protection from the dangerous practice of fracking. Today, with the passage of this legislation from the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on the Environment and Natural Resources, we are one step closer to making that goal a reality.”

 

“Citizens across the State of Florida have spoken: it is time to ensure this dangerous practice does not occur in our state,” said Senator Young. “I am proud to take these voices to Tallahassee with me as we lead the charge to safeguard Florida’s drinking water and stop unnecessary harm to the Sunshine State.”

 

“I thank my fellow lawmakers who sit on the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on the Environment and Natural Resources for their passage of this good measure,” said Senator Young. “I look forward to continuing this fight to ensure Florida is preserved for generations to come.”

 

SB 462 is slated to be heard next in the Senate Appropriations Committee.