More information about upcoming meetings will be available on the project website at ww.i75relief.com Please direct any questions or comments to Hui Wei Shen, FDOT Project Manager, by phone at (850) 414-4911, or by email at Huiwei.Shen@dot.state.fl.us.
The Florida Channel has agreed with FDOT to videotape all remaining I-75 Relief Task Force meetings. FDOT is also negotiating for live-streaming the remaining Task Force meetings.
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Task Force Meeting #6 is scheduled for June 24, 2016from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Williston Crossings RV Resort (Clubhouse), 410 NE 5th Street, Williston, FL 32696. At this meeting, the Task Force will review public and agency input, reach consensus on the draft recommendations including the refined evaluation approach and framework for enhanced and new transportation corridors in the study area, discuss the implementation plan, review initial draft Task Force report sections and identify action items and next steps. A public comment period will begin at approximately 12:15 p.m. Meeting materials will be posted to the website www.i75relief.com as they become available.
Tell DEP: Don't allow more toxic fracking chemicals in Florida's water
Petition to Florida Department of Environmental Protection:
"Protect Florida's water. Don't weaken standards to allow more toxic chemicals in our state waters, including chemicals like benzene that are used in fracking."
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According to reports this week from the Tallahassee Democrat, Florida officials are preparing to weaken restrictions on two dozen toxic chemicals in Florida’s water — including tripling the allowable level of benzene, a cancer-causing chemical used in Fracking.1
Thanks to public pushback, fracking still isn’t allowed in Florida, but the fracking industry is trying hard to change that. This plan to increase allowable benzene levels could be a backdoor attempt to help pave the way for fracking in the Sunshine State.2
As the Department of Environmental Protection considers these new standards, this is a vital moment for Floridians to speak out for the safety of their water.
Tell the Florida Department of Environmental Protection: Protect Florida’s water. Don’t weaken toxic standards that could pave the way for fracking.
While officials at the Department of Environmental Protection claim increasing benzene levels has nothing to do with fracking, it’s hard to take them at their word given the recent actions of the fracking industry in Florida.
After the oil and gas industry gave at least $443,000 to top Republicans in the legislature, the Florida house voted in February to pass a bill that would open the door to fracking, preempt local fracking bans, and provide exemptions for companies to avoid disclosing what chemicals they’re using.
Thanks to an outcry from Floridians, including nearly 10,000 CREDO Activists, the bill died in the state Senate. But we know the industry is not done — and we can’t let weakening toxics standards open the door for endangering Florida’s precious water with toxic fracking in fragile ecosystems.
With 90 percent of Floridians relying on groundwater aquifers for their drinking water, increasing levels of toxic contaminants is dangerous. And with the state so vulnerable to impacts from a heating planet, any attempt to expand fossil fuels and fracking should be a non-starter. Tell the Florida Department of Environmental Protection: Protect Florida’s water. Don’t weaken toxic standards that could pave the way for fracking.
"Public blasts DEP over new water toxics limits," Tallahassee Democrat, 5/17/16
"Florida Proposes Tripling Amount Of Benzene That Can Be Polluted Into State Waters," ThinkProgress, 5/17/16
"House rejects attempts to impose health restrictions on oil and gas fracking," Tampa Bay Times, 1/26/16
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