Hallandale Beach Florida

The Florida House of Representatives today passed House Bill 1205, sensible hydraulic fracturing legislation, sponsored by Rep. Ray Rodrigues (R – Lee County) and Rep. Cary Pigman (R-Avon Park). Upon passage of the legislation, Consumer Energy Alliance (CEA) – Florida Executive Director Kevin Doyle issued the following statement:

“Consumer Energy Alliance applauds Representatives Ray Rodrigues and Cary Pigman for sponsoring legislation that would lay the foundation for a transparent process for hydraulic fracturing in the State of Florida and applauds the Florida House of Representatives for its passage today. As we continue to shift our energy reliance toward natural gas, Florida’s business community and consumers can be negatively impacted if we do not have the right policies in place to protect the benefits that our current energy situation is providing to our country.”

“Supporting the safe, responsible development will create a welcoming environment for the Florida economy and consumers.  After all, energy is a key ingredient in everything we do as a state, and we need to promote policies that support expanded responsible development of American resources and in particular those that are here in Florida. Today’s votes are a good step in that direction and we look forward to monitoring this legislation as it advances through this year’s legislative process.”