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  1. Senate advances bill to let FPL customers pay fracking costsRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 25, 2017 | St. Petersburg Times

    Florida Power & Light's quest to have customers pay for natural gas fracking projects in other states overcame a key hurdle Tuesday as the Senate Rules Committee passed the controversial measure and overlooked opposition from residential and commercial customers. The proposal, SB 1238 by Sen. Aaron Bean, R-Fernandina Beach, now goes to the Senate floor.

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  2. FPL-friendly bills pass Senate committee unanimously after no debateRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 15, 2017 | St. Petersburg Times

    A Senate committee unanimously approved two bills sought by Florida Power & Light on Tuesday that overturn court decisions and allow the company to put transmission lines along environmentally sensitive areas in Miami-Dade County and resume charging customers for natural gas fracking activities in other states. The Senate Communications, Energy and Public Utilities Committee took the votes with little discussion and no debate as five Republicans and three Democrats overlooked warnings from consumer and environmental groups that the policies would cost FPL customers millions and lock the Florida utility into an increased reliance on fossil fuels for decades to come.

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  3. Dana Young's anti-fracking bill advances in SenateRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 8, 2017 | St. Petersburg Times

    The Florida Senate reversed years of opposition to a statewide ban on oil and gas fracking and advanced a bill Tuesday that will prohibit the controversial practice in Florida. Just hours after opening the annual legislative session, the Senate Committee on Environmental Preservation and Conservation voted unanimously to prohibit "advanced well stimulation treatment," specifically hydraulic fracturing, acid fracturing and matrix acidizing.

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  4. Florida's immigrant 'sanctuaries' face stiff penalties if bills passRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 9, 2017 | St. Petersburg Times

    Sen. Aaron Bean, R-Fernandina Beach, and Rep. Larry Metz, R-Yalaha, unveiled their legislation Wednesday in Tallahassee. "The one thing that everybody should know in our country is: We can't choose which laws we'll obey or which laws we don't obey," said Bean, who told the Times/Herald last week the legislation would be coming.

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  5. Following Trump, 2 Florida lawmakers also want to penalize 'sanctuary' citiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 2, 2017 | St. Petersburg Times

    As President Donald Trump's administration cracks down on so-called "sanctuary" cities for undocumented immigrants, some Republican lawmakers in Florida aim to do the same this year. State Sen. Aaron Bean, R-Fernandina Beach, said that he and Rep. Larry Metz, R-Yalaha, are drafting legislation that will seek to impose "consequences" on cities and counties "who say there are only select, certain federal laws they're going to abide by."

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