Republicans lead fight to ban fracking in Florida

Posted at 6:54 AM, Mar 20, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-20 06:54:33-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Citing unresolved health concerns, Florida lawmakers are weighing the fate of a measure that would ban fracking across the state.

Legislators are pushing the bill to safeguard Florida's clean water supply, which is the drinking water source for 90 percent of Floridians and a major player in the state's economy, from agriculture to tourism.

If passed, the bill would effectively ban any type of well stimulation technique statewide.

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