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Don't Let Big Oil Threaten the Last Florida Panthers!

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About the Petition

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 they won't survive without your help.

Big Oil 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 the permits without so much as an environmental study, but the EPA still has to weigh in, so we have time to raise our voices and stop this tragedy.

Tell the EPA now: Endangered species and clean water matter more than Big Oil's profits!

Photo Credit: My FWC Media

To: EPA

Don't endanger the last panthers—deny UIC Permit Application FLIOO47.

Thank you for scheduling a hearing on the subject of new oil wells.

With barely 100 Florida panthers left in the wild, we can't risk their remaining habitat, and yet this new well would be 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!

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.

Sincerely,

[Your name here] 

Supporters

  • 11744
    Tina Eiser
    Glen Burnie, MD
    11 months ago
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    Narcís Nunyez
    Spain
    11 months ago
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    Cindy Di Carlo
    Florence, AZ
    11 months ago
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    Anonymous
    Newport, RI
    11 months ago
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    Nicola Porter
    United Kingdom
    11 months ago
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    Annette Yates
    Hickory, NC
    11 months ago
  • 11738
    Kathryn Bray
    Australia
    11 months ago
  • 11737
    Rebecca Winkler
    Dorchester, MA
    11 months ago
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    Janie Penn
    Wellesley Hills, MA
    11 months ago
  • 11735
    Robert Pfefferle
    Clintonville, WI
    11 months ago
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    Claudia Pessoa
    Brazil
    11 months ago
  • 11733
    Elizabeth Byrne
    Australia
    11 months ago
  • 11732
    Helena Hackel
    Bonifay, FL
    11 months ago
  • 11731
    Elizabeth Smuth
    Leander, TX
    11 months ago

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