The Texas oil company Dan Hughes Co. was caught illegally fracking near the Everglades last month and public outcry continues to grow. Our friends at Progress Florida need your help to ensure that Hughes Co. faces serious consequences for its actions, not just a slap on the wrist from Gov. Rick Scott’s administration.
Join thousands of Floridians to demand that Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Secretary Herschel Vinyard revoke all drilling permits for Hughes Co. and set a strong example against fracking in Florida.
Since Progress Florida’s campaign launched last month, momentum has been building for Hughes Co. to be held accountable. The Collier County Commission unanimously approved a resolution calling on the DEP to revoke Hughes Co.’s permit1. Sen. Bill Nelson has called for federal investigators to look into the activities of Hughes Co2. It’s clear DEP is responding to the pressure by forcing Hughes Co. to shut down a second well close to where the first violation occurred3.
We can’t let Hughes Co. get away with what they’ve done. Join thousands of your fellow Floridians in demanding the DEP revoke the company’s drilling permit.
Thanks for standing up for our land and water.
Jesse and the team at Enviromental Action
1. “Collier County wants oil company’s permit revoked” Associated Press, 4/25/14.
2. “Sen. Nelson calls for federal review of Hughes Co. well drilling in Collier” Naples Daily News, 5/1/14.
3. “Oil drilling company ordered to shut down second Florida well pending tests” Tampa Bay Times, 5/2/14.