Fl. Stop The Frack
Fracking is a dangerous method of oil and gas extraction that contaminates water, produces millions of gallons of toxic wastewater, and generates cancer-causing air pollution1--and it could be coming to Florida.
The fracking industry has its eyes on a 150-mile swath of South Florida, including part of the Big Cypress National Preserve, and the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is now studying the practice.2
The DEP answers to Governor Rick Scott, who will ultimately decide whether or not to frack Florida. Even a single fracking well in Florida will put nearby residents at risk, so it's crucial to put pressure on Governor Scott not to allow any fracking in Florida.
Tell Governor Rick Scott and Department of Environmental Protection Secretary Herschel Vinyard: Don't frack Florida.
Fracking could cause irreparable harm to nearby communities in Florida, and, if fracking contaminates water in the Big Cypress National Preserve, it could threaten the Everglades' irreplaceable ecosystems with a slew of toxic chemicals.
Governor Scott is no friend to the environment. He's a climate denier3 and, since he was elected, the number and amount of fines handed out to illegal polluters in Florida by state regulators have taken a dramatic nosedive.4
There is a growing grassroots movement to ban fracking. Vermont banned fracking, New York Governor Cuomo's attempts to open the state to fracking have been foiled, Maryland and North Carolina have temporary moratoriums on fracking, and serious efforts are underway to pass bans on fracking in many other states impacted by the fracking boom. Floridians need to make it clear to Governor Scott that support for this toxic industry is unacceptable and force him to take a public stance on it.
Tell Governor Rick Scott and Department of Environmental Protection Secretary Herschel Vinyard: Don't frack Florida.PETITION: