Florida Legislator Introduces Bill That Would Prohibit Hydraulic Fracturing

Mealey's (June 18, 2015, 3:38 PM EDT) -- TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — A state senator in Florida on Dec. 2, 2014, introduced a bill that would prohibit a person from engaging in hydraulic fracturing in the state.

(SB 166 available. Document #94-141209-020L.)

The measure, SB 166, was introduced by Democrat Darren Soto, the minority caucus rules chair.

Legislation

The bill defines “hydraulic fracturing” as the process of pumping a fluid into or under the surface of the ground in order to create fractures in rock for the purpose of producing or recovering oil or gas....
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