Florida - HB 451 - 2017

Relating to advanced well stimulation treatment; amending s. 377.19, F.S.; defining the term "advanced well stimulation treatment"; conforming a cross-reference; creating s. 377.2405, F.S.; prohibiting the performance of advanced well stimulation treatments; clarifying that permits for drilling or operating a well do not authorize the performance of advanced well stimulation treatments; providing applicability; providing an effective date.

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Natural Gas Development

Added On: 01-26-2017
Updated On: 03-30-2017
Status: Introduced
Primary Sponsor: Janet Cruz (House/Democratic)





Companion Bills (1)

Actions (3)

  • 01-24-2017 - Filed
  • 02-06-2017 - Referred to Natural Resources and Public Lands Subcommittee; Agriculture and Natural Resources Appropriations Subcommittee; Government Accountability Committee
  • 03-07-2017 - Introduced

News (4)

Florida Lawmakers Consider Proposed Fracking Ban - WGCU News
Published by news.wgcu.org
Thu, 16 Mar 2017 21:18:31 GMT

House Majority Leader Rep. Ray Rodrigues, R-Fort Myers, opposes the ban. Since 2013, Rodrigues has tried, unsuccessfully, to champion bills creating a regulatory framework for the fracking industry in the state. His most recent proposal last year would ...

Fracking Ban Gets Backing In Florida Senate - NorthEscambia.com
Published by northescambia.com
Wed, 08 Mar 2017 07:12:59 GMT

The American Petroleum Institute and its state affiliate spoke at length in opposition to the bill, arguing the drilling practice has not been scientifically proven to contaminate groundwater and that an outright ban may abridge property and mineral ...

On steps of the Florida Capitol, Republicans and Democrats alike call for statewide fracking ban - Creative Loafing Tampa
Published by cltampa.com
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 17:46:55 GMT

Florida's porous underground limestone aquifer is a uniquely rich source of drinking water for Floridians. And oil and gas companies want to burrow through it/store their waste there.U.S. Geological SurveyThe group of Florida lawmakers gathered on the ...

Environmental committee gives fracking ban bill the all clear - Clay Today Online
Published by claytodayonline.com
Wed, 29 Mar 2017 16:15:08 GMT

TALLAHASSEE – The Florida Senate backtracked on years of traditional support of the oil and natural gas industries last week and unanimously slid a bill aimed at a statewide oil and natural gas 'fracking' ban through its first committee. ... in the ...