Florida Faith and Freedom Chair Jim Kallinger questions whether
the proposed ban on fracking in Florida is necessary or beneficial.
Jim Kallinger, Chairman of the Florida Faith and Freedom Coalition, made the following statement today regarding Senate Bill 442:
“Stewardship of our planet is one of the most obvious duties we have. If we are to protect the faith and freedom that is the God-given right of every person, we must protect the environment in which we all live.
“In light of that, we support sound public policies that protect and conserve our natural resources while also encouraging a strong economy and ensuring personal freedom. That’s why we urge Florida legislators to seriously consider whether Senate Bill 442, which would ban fracking in Florida, is the best direction for our state’s environmental policy.
“Without clear and compelling evidence that fracking is unsafe, we believe a ban on the technology in Florida could threaten the state’s potential to develop much-needed energy sources to power our future. Environmental stewardship must be balanced with the economic needs of future generations of Floridians and based on facts.
“We believe both these goals can be achieved, but not through regulatory tactics that are not rooted in sound science and data. We hope the Florida Senate will put the brakes on Senate Bill 442 and make sure that Florida policies on fracking, and any other energy-development resource, will actually help, not hurt, Floridians.”
About Florida Faith and Freedom Coalition
The Florida Faith and Freedom Coalition is committed to educating, equipping, and mobilizing people of faith and like-minded individuals to be effective citizens. Together, the Coalition influences public policy and enacts legislation that strengthens families, promotes time-honored values, protects the dignity of life and marriage, lowers the tax burden on small business and families, and requires government to tighten its belt and live within its means.
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