Photo by Luis G. Falcon

Big Cypress National Preserve — our country’s first national preserve and a cherished expanse of the Greater Everglades that’s home to threatened and endangered species — is in trouble.

Permit applications were submitted by Burnett Oil Company to construct well pads and access roads in Big Cypress, as a precursor to additional permitting that could allow the company to drill there.

The Everglades is already an ecosystem that has been fractured in so many ways by the activities of man. Its remnants deserve the utmost protection if we are to ensure its preservation for future generations.

Join us in voicing opposition to DEP’s issuance of permits that would authorize new oil exploration in the Big Cypress National Preserve. Use the button below to send a pre-formatted letter today.

Help us spread the word to more members of your community by directing them to our upcoming Clean Water Conversation which will cover the Burnett Oil drilling threat in the Everglades. We will be joined by representatives from Natural Resources Defense Council, the Center for Biological Diversity and Miccosukee activist Houston Cypress. Register for the Feb. 25 Big Cypress drilling event.