Oil drilling in our aquifer?

There’s a bill in the Florida House to drill for oil in a state park in the same aquifer we drink out of.

A group is organizing through facebook and reddit and elsewhere to oppose this bill:

Save Blackwater River State Forest

An alliance of citizens committed to protecting the beautiful Blackwater River State Forest from proposed House Bill 431, that would allow oil and mining in the forest.

This is near Pensacola, and in our Floridan Aquifer. Here’s Florida HB 431.

More details in this facebook note. And here’s a petition to Florida House of Representatives: Stop HB 431 – Protect Blackwater River State Forest from drilling and mining.

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