We all agree that water is a precious resource in Florida, fueling our tourism economy and sustaining the environment.
It is understandable then, with so much misinformation circulating about fracking, that many people are nervous about it. However, the true danger lies in relying on emotion-driven misinformation rather than on facts.
State Sens. Darren Soto and Dwight Bullard are introducing a bill for the 2016 legislative session that would ban hydraulic fracturing in Florida.
Perhaps the senators are not familiar with the Environmental Protection Agency and the report it issued earlier this summer that shows absolutely no evidence that fracking contaminates the water supply. They must also be unfamiliar with the American energy renaissance that’s taking place, largely because of fracking.
Fracking has been around decades and not only is it not harmful, it is beneficial in terms of our economy and national security.
Michelle Cera, Weston