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Lawmakers Push For Fracking Ban

Sen. Dana Young (R-Tampa)
Nick Evans
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State lawmakers are pushing to ban fracking in the sunshine state.  A similar effort last year failed, but Sen. Dana Young (R-Tampa) believes this year will be different.

“I’m an eternal optimist," Young says.  "I think that we’ve got a lot of firepower behind it and certainly the environmental groups and the public have spoken out and the vast majority of Floridians oppose fracking in our state and so yes I am optimistic.”

St. Petersburg Republican Kathleen Peters will carry an identical proposal in the House.  

Nick Evans came to Tallahassee to pursue a masters in communications at Florida State University. He graduated in 2014, but not before picking up an internship at WFSU. While he worked on his degree Nick moved from intern, to part-timer, to full-time reporter. Before moving to Tallahassee, Nick lived in and around the San Francisco Bay Area for 15 years. He listens to far too many podcasts and is a die-hard 49ers football fan. When Nick’s not at work he likes to cook, play music and read.