Don’t drill in the Everglades! May 23, 2019
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It seems unthinkable that anyone could propose to drill for oil and gas in the Everglades—but the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is now considering whether to issue a new permit to allow just that.
The Everglades are a unique and wondrous ecosystem, home to hundreds of plant and animal species including the endangered leatherback turtle, Florida panther and West Indies manatee. They also act as a buffer to hurricanes and as a source of clean drinking water for many Floridians.
Please join us in signing this petition to prevent the Florida DEP from issuing a permit to allow drilling for oil and gas in our Everglades. Drilling could pollute this fabulous wetlands, and contribute to climate change.
Whether you’re a Floridian or not, please sign the petition. The Everglades is a National Park that belongs to all of us. It must be protected—not exploited for oil and gas.