"We must protect workers, communities and the environment. This is not just a political issue; this is a life and death issue."
Today the residents of the Barnesville area are concerned but that patient concern is wearing thin and more militant action has been discussed.
Scientists have linked a swarm of small earthquakes west of Fort Worth, Texas, to nearby natural gas wells and wastewater injection.
A natural gas fracking well began leaking on Dec. 13, 2014, driving 30 families from their homes.
"Fracking must be banned in Germany without any exceptions. They want to enforce a regulation which mostly allows fracking under the guise of an alleged ban."
Besides housing issues, fracking has brought increased drug usage along with meth labs, prostitution, and human trafficking.
As Gov. Rick Scott's financial ties to big energy begin to surface, Florida's citizens and environmentalists start to turn up heat.
Among neighboring towns, more than a dozen so far have called town meetings and voted to reassert community rights as the ultimate authority before approving such projects.
A swarm of earthquakes that have shaken homes and rattled nerves. Nearby, fracking operations are ongoing, continuously disturbing both the environment and people's peace of mind.
Now the State Assembly must vote in favor of it, as well, and there's only a limited amount of time, as the state legislature goes on recess in late June.