This spring, Florida’s environmental community breathed a collective sigh of relief when lawmakers gave up on a bill that would have allowed fracking in Florida – and pre-empted local ordinances that prohibit the underground oil and gas extraction – under intense public opposition. In April, Alachua County joined other counties including Broward and St. Lucie in unanimously passing ordinances against this form of oil drilling.

But like other environmental issues that have become perennial for Florida, fracking is expected to come back in 2017 and maybe beyond.

To read this special report from WUFT, click HERE.

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