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Pinellas County Commission bans fracking

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County commissioners voted Tuesday unanimously to ban fracking in Pinellas. “After listening carefully to the latest science and the voices of local residents, Pinellas County Commissioners decided to permanently protect the water, health, and environment of our county from the documented damage of fracking and fracking wastewater,” said Jennifer Rubiello, state director of Environment Florida. “This is what true leadership looks like,” she said. Commissioner Dave Eggers conceded that fracking is unlikely in Pinellas. But, he said, the ban is…

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