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Statement of Opposition to Oil Drilling in the Everglades

February 7th, 2019

Palmetto Bay, Fla— “We are deeply opposed to oil exploration in the heart of America’s Everglades. The Everglades is the water supply for over 8 million Floridians, and the state and federal governments have spent billions of dollars to protect and restore this national treasure.  Oil exploration poses an unacceptable risk to the Everglades, as well as to the efforts and investments being made to protect and restore it.”

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About The Everglades Foundation  The Everglades Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit dedicated to leading efforts to restore and protect the greater Everglades ecosystem. Since its founding in 1993 by a group of local outdoor enthusiasts, the Foundation has become a respected and important advocate for the sustainability of one of the world’s most unique ecosystems. For more information, please visit


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