The group of Florida lawmakers gathered on the steps of the State Capitol Wednesday morning consisted of people you don’t normally see on the same side of an issue.
But the Republicans who joined Democratic lawmakers and environmental advocates said that with the possibility of fracking becoming legal in the state, the stakes were too high for them not to push a bill that would ban the practice.
“Loving our environment and wanting to protect our environment is not a partisan issue,” said Republican State Senator from Tampa, Dana Young. “Democrats and Republicans, we agree on this. I’m a Republican, and I might be the only Republican you’ve ever clapped for.”