Last weekend, history was made when a Texas-based oil company agreed to stop fracking in the Everglades. The company had recently been exposed for illegally drilling in these precious wetlands — so people across the state started fighting back.
Thanks to the hard work of our supporters and allies, the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is revoking this company's permit. Better yet: the DEP announced that they will be suing this Texas-based oil company. This is a huge victory for Florida, who has shown the oil and gas industry that you can't get away with destroying precious resources.
While we celebrate this triumph, it is important to remember that the
struggle to keep Florida frack-free is far from over. In order to pass legislation that protect Florida from fracking and its hazardous waste, there is a lot more work to do.
The best way to help build our work in Florida is to join Food & Water Watch as a monthly giving partner, so we can count on your support to keep winning strategic campaigns. We have a goal of signing up 435 new Partners in July — one for each Congressional district — to help us build our 50-state strategy against fracking and for a better food system. And if you sign up this month, a generous donor will triple your monthly donation through the end of the year.