hydraulic fracturing

A leadership shuffle in the Florida Senate is lifting the hopes of anti-fracking activists.

The fate of a statewide ban on hydraulic fracturing appears sealed now that a powerful Republican is calling it quits.

Environmentalists say the latest peer-reviewed study by the group Science for Nature and People Partnership, underscores the need in Florida for a statewide ban on hydraulic fracturing.

Senate President Pro Tempore Anitere Flores
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Senator Anitere Flores has spoken out against hydraulic fracturing in Florida, voted against it and written guest editorials. But the Miami Republican is sending her strongest message yet.

A prominent Tampa Republican is making good on her promise to seek a ban on hydraulic fracturing in Florida.

Florida lawmakers have already filed more than 300 bills for the legislative session beginning March 7 -- but some highly anticipated legislation has yet to appear.

Senate President Joe Negron is getting high marks from environmentalists for his campaign to clean up Lake Okeechobee runoff, but the Port St. Lucie Republican isn’t willing, at least yet, to ban hydraulic fracturing in Florida.

Natural gas companies want to take advantage of Florida’s already existing resources and use once-mined and now empty underground natural gas and petroleum reservoirs as a place to store natural gas.  members of the Florida House considered the subject Tuesday. Representative Dane Eagle (R-Cape Coral) authored the bill, which would create the rules and framework for underground natural gas storage in the state of Florida, specifically in already existing natural underground reservoirs. Eagle said it’s a relatively common practice around the country.