Zephyrhills bans fracking

The City of Zephyrhills has banned fracking, a controversial practice of extracting oil or natural gas. The Zephyrhills City Council voted unanimously to prohibit the use of land for hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, within the city’s limits. In taking the action, the city is following the lead of other Florida municipalities. The council’s vote received an ovation from … [Read more...]

Garden club seeks moratorium on fracking

The Dade City Garden Club is pushing for a resolution that urges state lawmakers to enact a statewide ban on hydraulic fracking. Pasco County commissioners will vote on the matter, likely on Nov. 17, but the resolution to ban fracking also will include a request for a study commission to look at the pros and cons of the controversial practice. Pasco County Commissioner Jack Mariano is the … [Read more...]

Speakers present their wish list to lawmakers

Speaker after speaker stepped up to the podium to present their request to Pasco County’s state lawmakers. They wanted funding to help a nonprofit. They wanted lawmakers to put in a good word with state highway officials. Or, they wanted their backing for a special cause. About 100 people gathered on Sept. 29 in the gymnasium of Sunlake High School in Land O’ Lakes for a public forum, … [Read more...]