Fight for Ban on Fracking (S.B. 442)
During the 2017 Florida State Legislature
Progress For All has joined the Floridians Against Fracking Coalition – a statewide group including environmental, social justice and business groups calling for an all-out “Ban on Fracking” during the Florida State legislative session. We’ll need your help getting the bi-partisan bills through the appropriate committees in the House and the Senate that will hear the bills before full floor votes in both chambers.
The first committee that heard the ban on fracking bill, the Senate Committee on Environmental Preservation and Conservation, unanimously passed S.B. 442 with bipartisan support. We can credit this first victory to thousands of Floridians like you who called and spoke out against the dangers of fracking in our state, despite the heavy lobbying by fossil fuel companies.
The next and last committee to hear the ban on fracking bill before it hits the Senate floor is the Senate Committee on Appropriations. We are urging concerned citizens to call the Senate Appropriations Committee’s Chair and committee members to ensure that the bill moves forward to passage on the Senate floor.
Please find a short script below.
There are many environmental and public health concerns linked to fracking. Gas that is leaked during the fracking process, along with the numerous toxic chemicals that are used, creates air and water pollution that increases global warming and is a danger to our human health.
We urge you to ban the unsafe oil and gas extraction process known as fracking in Florida by voting for S.B. 442.”
Please feel free to add your own message too!
To E-mail Senators: firstname.lastname@example.org
Committee on Appropriations
Chair: Senator Jack Latvala (R) SD-16-Pasco/Pinellas Counties (850) 487-5016
Vice Chair: Senator Anitere Flores (R) SD-39-Monroe/Miami-Dade Counties (850) 487-5039
Senator Aaron Bean (R) SD-4-Nassau/Duval Counties (850) 487-5004
Senator Lizbeth Benacquisto (R) SD-27-Lee County (850) 487-5027
Senator Lauren Frances Book (D) SD-32-Broward County (850) 487-5032
Senator Randolph Bracy (D) SD-11-Orange County (850) 487-5011
Senator Rob Bradley (R) SD-5-Baker/Bradford/Clay/Columbia/Dixie/Gilchrist/Lafayette/Levy/Suwannee/Union/Marion Counties (850) 487-5005
Senator Jeff Brandes (R) SD-24-Pinellas County (850) 487-5024
Senator Oscar Braynon II (D) SD-35-Broward/Miami-Dade Counties (850) 487-5035
Senator George B. Gainer (R) SD-2-Bay/Holmes/Jackson/Walton/Washington/Okaloosa Counties (850) 487-5002
Senator Bill Galvano (R) SD-21-Manatee/Hillsborough Counties (850) 487-5021
Senator Audrey Gibson (D) SD-6-Duval County (850) 487-5006
Senator Denise Grimsley (R) SD-26-DeSoto/Glades/Hardee/Highlands/Okeechobee/Charlotte/Lee/Polk Counties (850) 487-5026
Senator Bill Montford (D) SD-3-Calhoun/Franklin/Gadsden/Gulf/Hamilton/Jefferson/Leon/Liberty/Madison/Taylor/Wakulla Counties (850) 487-5003
Senator Bobby Powell (D) SD-30-Palm Beach County (850) 487-5030
Senator David Simmons (R) SD-9-Seminole/Volusia Counties (850) 487-5009
Senator Wilton Simpson (R) SD-10-Citrus/Hernando/Pasco Counties (850) 487-5010
Senator Kelli Stargel (R) SD-22-Lake/Polk Counties (850) 487-5022
Thank you for your continued support and activism.
Chair, Progress For All