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Young To Unveil Fracking Ban Next Week


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

Opponents of the controversial oil and gas drilling technique have been eagerly awaiting an announcement since Senator Dana Young promised to file a fracking ban this summer.

Earlier this week, an aide declined to say when Young would act. But in a press release late Friday afternoon, Young said she will roll out the legislation on Tuesday at a Capitol press conference.

Democratic attempts to ban fracking have failed to get hearings in the past three years.

A Miami native, former WFSU reporter Jim Ash is an award-winning journalist with more than 20 years of experience, most of it in print. He has been a member of the Florida Capital Press Corps since 1992.