Friday, January 29, 2016

CALL TO ACTION: Weekend Rallies Against Fracking




Fracking bills are speeding through the legislature and are harmful to your water and your health. The bills, backed by the oil and gas industry, not only enable the dangerous drilling practice in places like the Everglades, but they would force local communities to accept it.

Take ActionResearch in other states shows that fracking has caused water contamination and air pollution, massive amounts of fresh water usage, and led to declining property values.

Ignoring overwhelming public opposition, HB191 by Rep. Rodrigues passed the full House of Representatives last week 73-45.

There is still time to stop this bill from becoming law by defeating its Senate companion SB 318.

Saturday afternoon, January 30, 2016 will be a Day of Action across Florida, so come out - and bring your friends - to tell your Senators "No Fracking Way" should they vote to pass SB 318!

The places, times, and point persons responsible for the rallies are below:
  1. Miami, FL: 3050 Biscayne Blvd (Outside Senator Margolis’s Office), SAT 4:45 PM EST. Point Person-Andrea Cuccaro at andrea@rethinkenergyflorida.org. Event facebook here.
  2. Orlando, FL: Constitution Green, SAT 4:00 PM EST. Point Person-Lisa Ray at lisa@rethinkenergyflorida.org       
  3. Tallahassee, FL: Cascades Park, SAT 12:30 PM EST. Point Person- Fran Sullivan-Fah and Others atadmin@rethinkenergyflorida.org. Event facebook here.
  4. Gainesville, FL: 530 West University Avenue (Outside Senator Bradley’s Office), SAT 4:00 PM EST. Point Person- Merrillee Malwitz-Jipson at merrilleeart@aol.com
  5. Tampa/St. Petersburg: Clayton Lake, on the corner of Vonderburg Drive and S Parsons Avenue in Brandon,MON 5:30 PM EST. Point Person- Michelle Allen at mallen@fwwatch.org.