Florida Ban Fraking
Leap Day Action in Miami Presents Giant Check to Governor DeSantis to Spend “Extra Day” to Ban Fracking
Environmental advocates will use the extra day in 2020 to hold Governor Ron DeSantis accountable on his promise to ban fracking, point out the hypocrisy of taking industry money in exchange for his time
Miami, FL -- Florida’s environmental and clean water advocates are taking advantage of 2020’s extra day to remind Governor Ron DeSantis of the commitment he made on his campaign trail to ban fracking, and to call into question his habit of accepting large industry contributions in exchange for access to his time and schedule, often on the golf course. With so many in Florida calling on Governor DeSantis to protect community health and the water supply by banning the reckless practice of fracking, his preference for schmoozing on the golf course with industry insiders feels like an abnegation of his responsibility to the public.
On Leap Day and the day before, community activists and volunteers will gather at eight rallies across the state to demand a fracking ban. Optics will include a large $100,000 check, the amount that Duke Energy paid DeSantis for a round of golf.