More than 100 Florida political candidates have signed on to environmentalists’ petition calling for a statewide ban of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, despite the fact there’s no actual fracking occurring in the state.
“The bottom line is that there’s no fracking in Florida. The geology of the state doesn’t work for it,” Dave Quast, Florida Director of pro-energy industry group Energy In Depth, told The Daily Caller News Foundation.
Environmentalists in the group Floridians Against Fracking (FAF) claim that fracking is radioactive, highly toxic, causes earthquakes and leads to droughts, but their petition mainly focuses onalleged risks of groundwater contamination and damage to the state’s air quality. FAF did not return requests for comment.
“I think what we’ve been seeing pretty consistently is that green attempts to ban fracking fail spectacular when they try to do it in places that actually have fracking,” Quast said. “Fear-mongering and scaring people about threats that don’t exist is the environmentalist business model.”
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(repost from Mental Recession)