Rethink Energy Florida Spreads Fracking Awareness

Rethink Energy Mock Fracking Rig
Posted at 5:30 PM, Dec 15, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-15 16:00:31-05

TALLAHASSEE, FL (WTXL) -- Just because we live in the Sunshine State doesn't mean we always use solar power, but one group is trying to make a push for more renewable energy sources and keep fracking illegal. The organization, Rethink Energy Florida was at Cascades Park Thursday afternoon to help spread awareness about the dangers of fracking and how the community can get involved.

Fracking uses very dangerous chemicals to withdraw gas and oil from the earth. Because Florida has very porous ground, the chemicals are able to seep into our drinking water a lot easier. 

"This should not be a partisan issue," says David Cullen , a representative from the Sierra Club Florida. "This is about protecting the health and safety of the people of Florida, the state as a whole, and the local communities. It should not be partisan. This should be an easy decision for people."

Rethink Energy Florida hopes to plan more events like this one in hopes to stop fracking before it's allowed to start. 

If you would like to help with this effort, contact Rep. Raschein's district office at (850) 971-2589 and Rep. Beshears office at (850) 508-3207. Let them know that you would like them to commit to co-sponsoring Representative Mike Miller's bill to ban fracking in the Florida House.