State Sen. Darren Soto, D-Orlando, wants the state to stop allowing oil exploration permits in the Everglades until legislators have a chance to review the risks of the activity.

In a letter sent today to DEP Secretary Herschel Vinyard, Soto criticized the agency for allowing the permits “without meaningful dialogue” with legislators and characterized them as “a major change in policy.” He also asked DEP to “clarify whether any of these permits relate to fracking or other similar methods.

Soto wants DEP to put brakes on oil drilling permits in Everglades | Tampa Bay Times.

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