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Florida Association of Counties and Florida League of Cities drop opposition to fracking bill

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The Florida League of Cities and the Florida Association of Counties have withdrawn their opposition to a bill prohibiting local governments from banning hydraulic fracturing. Rebecca O’Hara, a lobbyist with the Florida League of Cities, said the decision to drop its opposition came after working with sponsors of the bill (HB 191/SB 318) to reach a compromise that preserves “the authority of local governments.” On Monday, a state Senate panel amended the bill to allow local governments to adopt and…

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