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"Fracking in Florida" with Julie Dermansky
This was a special broadcast on American Freedom Radio on November 21, 2015.
Julie Dermansky is my returning guest on this show; she is an artist, multimedia expert and photojournalist. Her stories and photographs have been published on such news outlets as Truthout, DeSmogBlog and Alternet just to name a few. And of course, I repost her work on Challenging the Rhetoric and Hoodooed.
She and I got together last week on the phone and we had a long conversation about some of the legalities of Fracking in Florida, the fragile locations (contiguous to the Everglades and the last Florida Panther preserve), the ongoing threats of land grabs, the environment, the state's precious water, the Indigenous people's way of life, the wildlife and what she has documented during her investigations.
We also discussed the River of Grass Greenway which threatens to destroy the Everglades. We briefly touched on the planned Sabal Trail Natural Gas Pipeline that will extend from Alabama, through southern Georgia and intersect the center of Florida down to the Green Swamp and Orlando areas. A pipeline accident here could potentially threaten most of Tampa's drinking water, the largest metro area in the state.
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(There is an approximate 2 minute gap in the audio due to a technical problem that occurred while we were recording; this is between 42 and 44 minutes.)