Florida drops bill to open fracking in the Everglades after public outcry


Florida environmentalists are cheering the death of a bill that would have allowed fracking in the Everglades. (Source: The Guardian)

From The Guardian: Environmentalists in Florida are celebrating the failure of an oil industry-backed bill they say would have opened a pathway to fracking in the ecologically sensitive Everglades wetlands.

State lawmakers unexpectedly dropped the measure in a hearing in Tallahassee on Tuesday, just as they were about to begin debate on the controversial, high-pressure drilling practice, bowing instead to a groundswell of public opinion.

For the complete story: http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2016/mar/01/florida-drops-everglades-open-fracking-bill

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