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Fracking ban fails in Florida Legislature

A statewide fracking ban bill failed again this year in the Florida Legislature; we heard why and found out what its chances are for next year on MidPoint Monday. WMNF spoke with Jennifer Rubiello, state...

Women’s Show 1/18 Fracking with Dr. Sandra Steingraber and Susan Bordo

We have to stop fracking in this state! It will be a disaster for our water, particularly.  DR. SANDRA STEINGRABER, scientist, author, professor, one of the leading experts on fracking in the world, is coming to Florida...

Women’s Show 1/11- Time’s Up! With Bryce Covert, + Fracking & Oil Drilling with Food and Water Watch

  Time’s up!  We mean it!  You have had enough time to get your act together and change! We’re not leaving.  As Margaret Meade said, “No one in power gives up that power voluntarily.”  I...
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Florida rallies to ban fracking on Tuesday in Ft. Myers & December in Tampa

Will 2018 be the year a statewide ban on fracking finally passes the Florida Legislature? That’s the hope of environmentalists rallying Tuesday afternoon in Ft. Myers. WMNF News interviewed one organizer, Michelle Allen with Food...
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Transit options in Tampa Bay; tracking fracking in Florida

On MidPoint, we heard from a woman who has been pressuring Florida House Speaker Richard Corcoran to take a stance on a fracking ban; we also talked about what’s at stake in upcoming government meetings...

Women’s Show 5/4 – 100 Days of Deconstruction & Fracking in Florida

The first 100 days have come and passed.  What was your score?  We can at least be thankful there is no new war – at least not yet.  I read and heard a lot of...
Karl Nurse no fracking

Preview: Florida Fracking Summit in Ft. Myers

A bill to regulate and study fracking in Florida was defeated earlier this year in the state Legislature; but environmentalists are still concerned about the fossil fuel extraction technique that uses fluids that dissolve rock....
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Enviro groups sue feds to stop oil exploration in Florida’s Big Cypress

Several environmental groups are suing the National Park Service to stop oil and gas exploration in Florida’s Big Cypress National Preserve. Jaclyn Lopez is Florida director of the Center for Biological Diversity, one of the...
Karl Nurse no fracking

Fracking banned in Pinellas County, Florida

The Pinellas County Commission has outlawed fracking within the county limits. The oil and gas drilling technique is also known as hydraulic fracturing and critics, like Environment Florida director Jennifer Rubiello, say it’s dangerous for...
Hands Across the Sand opposition to drilling and fracking

Fracking bill dies in Florida Legislature

A bill to study and regulate fracking appears to be dead in the Florida Legislature; dozens of environmentalists spoke out against it last week before it failed a vote in the Senate Appropriations Committee. On...
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Florida Senate committee votes on fracking Thursday

Last month the state House passed a bill that would study and regulate fracking in Florida; the Senate version will get its final committee vote Thursday. At a press conference in Temple Terrace City Hall...
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Hillsborough County attorney: fracking bills prohibit local control

On Thursday Hillsborough County commissioners heard a report on the controversial fossil fuel drilling technique called fracking; in their role as the county’s Environmental Protection Commission they were warned by county attorney Rick Morati about...

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