Senate Not Gushing Over House Fracking Offer

Mar 16, 2017

The sponsor of a statewide ban on hydraulic fracturing in Florida says her chamber is in no mood for a compromise.

Sen. Dana Young, R-Tampa, is sticking to her guns when it comes to her statewide fracking ban.

The sponsor of a statewide ban on hydraulic fracturing in Florida says her chamber is in no mood for a compromise.

“It was very clear that the Florida Senate is interested in a complete ban, straightforward, and we would like to stop fracking before it ever gets started in here in Florida.”

A Senate panel unanimously approved the ban after an attorney for Collier Resources threatened a flurry of lawsuits.

Industry experts told lawmakers the oil and gas drilling technique is safe for the environment.