Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Fracking Bill is Dead! NEXT UP: Calls Needed on State Lands Bills

FRACKING VICTORY- FINAL!!!

Take ActionLast week, we told you the fracking bill SB 318 was voted down in the Senate Appropriations Committee and declared victory.  Well,it's never over 'til it's over.

An attempt to resurrect the bill this afternoon failed when its sponsor Senator Garrett Richter asked the Committee not to reconsider the bill.   

"I didn't have the votes despite working all weekend to try to get Sens to flip," a frustrated Senator Richter told a Miami Herald reporter after he pulled the bill.  "The opponents 'got what they wanted."

Under Senate rules, the bill can't be brought back for consideration this year.  NOW IT'S DEAD!

It's a tremendous victory for the thousands of concerned Floridians who called their Florida Legislators over the past month asking them to oppose this harmful bill.

Pop the cork on a bottle of your favorite beverage, but not yet!  

CELEBRATE - BUT NOT BEFORE YOU MAKE A CALL TO SAVE OUR STATE PARKS:


Your help is needed TODAY to make a quick call to your Representative contact info here.  

House Bill 1075, the State Lands Bill, is on the special order calendar for a vote on the House floor TOMORROW, Wednesday, March 2.  


Ask your Representative to vote no on HB 1075 unless the bill is amended to keep the provision in existing law requiring that state lands be managed for the purposes for which they were acquired The bill would allow Florida DEP to change the purpose of a state park to include other uses, such as timbering, cattle grazing, hunting, golf courses, and RV Parks.