Meredith Barnard presentation on fracking in Florida

meredith-barnardMeredith Barnard gave an enlightening presentation October 27th to the Environmental Issues Group of LWVPBC. She discussed the fracking going on in our back yards here in south Florida.

Her background in Marine Science and Environmental Affairs has led her to the Conservancy of SW Florida. This environmental group is one of five that filed the lawsuit against the National Park Service expressing the need for comprehensive data required before, not after, issuing a permit to Burnett Oil Co to begin seismic testing in Big Cypress National Preserve. This land sits on the Biscayne Aquifer which provides clean water for over 7 million people in SW Florida.

Meredith will keep us informed with all the complexities involved in the lawsuit and the environmental natural resource policy issues. With this coalition we can work to hold the line for our climate and our future. The health of us and our kids in South Florida depends on our attention to the negative impacts of fracking.