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Fracking Litigation Comes To Florida

Environmental groups recently filed a lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida, Fort Myers Division, seeking to challenge the National Park Service, Department of the Interior, and others, with respect to the recent approval of seismic testing.  Seismic testing is utilized  to identify oil and gas.  Specifically, the plaintiffs allege that the testing threatens the Big Cypress national preserve:  “Big Cypress is an extraordinary and unique national treasure. It is an extension of the Everglades hydrologic system and provides…

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