The politics of fracking the Everglades

I’m glad to see that Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke was in South Florida to share his vision for Everglades restoration. Although the proposed Lake Okeechobee reservoir project would be built miles from us in the Florida Keys, its positive impact to our water resources would be enormous. The intricate springs, aquifers, lakes, rivers and canals are all interconnected. But I take umbrage at the fact that Zinke is simultaneously pushing oil and gas drilling in Florida when it clearly goes against the spirit of protecting our water.

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