Florida Petroleum Council

New Law Requires Public Notification For Pollution

Jun 15, 2017
The Nature Conservancy

A new law signed today requires public notification within 24 hours of pollution incidents. 

Representative Evan Jenne is picking up the anti-fracking banner again, but this time with a breeze at his back. The Dania Beach Democrat is re-filing his fracking ban bill at a time when the industry is buffeted by local and national trends.

This map shows active oil exploration leases in the Gulf of Mexico as of August 15, 2014.
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management

The federal government has been slowly opening the Gulf and the Atlantic Ocean for more offshore oil development. Developers say public opinion is on their side, but not everyone shares the same view.