Subject: Ban fracking in Florida
Imagine a future where Florida’s soil and groundwater is contaminated, iconic endangered species like the Florida panther are lost forever and our drinking water is poisoned. Unfortunately it could happen – if we don’t put a stop to the unsafe oil and gas process known as fracking.
Sign the petition to Florida state lawmakers urging them to ban fracking in Florida.
The threat to Florida from fracking is especially worrisome as long as Gov. Rick Scott is in office. Scott has said publicly that he supports oil and gas drilling in the Everglades. Last month, he was slapped with an ethics complaint alleging a conflict of interest due to his investment in a company that is currently drilling near the Everglades.
There are many environmental and public health concerns linked to fracking. More than 1,000 cases of water contamination have been documented near areas of gas drilling as well as sensory, respiratory, and neurological problems. Gas that is leaked during the fracking process, along with the numerous toxic chemicals that are used, creates air pollution that increases global warming and is a danger to human health.
The last thing Florida needs, with our delicate ecology and vast underground aquifer system, is oil and gas fracking.
Sign the petition to your state lawmakers urging them to ban fracking in Florida.
Thanks for standing up for Florida.