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Lawmakers Push For Fracking Ban

Sen. Dana Young (R-Tampa)
Nick Evans

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.