Save the Last of Florida's Panthers from Big Oil
- by: SierraRise
- target: Fred McManus, EPA Region 4 Ground Water Chief
The biologists found the little panther cub in the Florida Panther Wildlife Refuge -- alone and shivering, weighing barely a pound. The little guy never should have survived, but his will to live was strong. He made a miraculous comeback at Tampa's zoo and is now back to his feisty self!
Down to a population of barely 100, these majestic felines cannot take another blow from Big Oil and won't survive without your help.
Texas oilman Dan Hughes is planning to drill next door to the very refuge where this cub was found -- and only 1,000 feet from the nearest house! The state gave him his permits without so much as an environmental study -- but there will be an EPA hearing soon, so we still have time to stop this tragedy.
Tell the Obama administration: Endangered species and clean water matter more than Big Oil's profits!
Dear Fred McManus,
With barely 100 Florida panthers left in the wild, we can't risk their remaining habitat, and yet this new well would be located less than one mile from the Florida Panther National Wildlife Refuge, land specifically set aside for conservation. Simply saying that "panthers and oil wells can coexist" is unacceptable without peer-reviewed research to support the claim -- but the state issued the permits for this project without conducting any environmental studies!
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For the sake of the endangered Florida panthers, local residents, and Florida's clean water, please stop this dangerous oil project and deny Underground Injection Control (UIC) Permit Application FLIOO47.