EPA Hearing tentatively scheduled for February 27. We have been told that the EPA (Region 4, Atlanta) has tentatively scheduled a hearing on the Golden Gate poison water disposal well for February 27 at the Golden Gate Civic Assn. Watch this space for details!
Welcome to Preserve Our Paradise.org! Preserve Our Paradise, Inc. was formed when we learned that the Dan A. Hughes Company of Beeville, Texas had applied to drill a well that presents maximal threats to public safety and our natural environment. It is positioned to drill under the City of Naples main water wellfield, the future Collier County water wellfield area, the Florida Panther National Wildlife Preserve, and the residential suburb of Golden Gate Estates.
The Challenge. The Golden Gate well is the front line of a black tide of “unconventional fossil fuel recovery” that threatens to overrun all of South Florida and the Florida Panhandle. The Dan A. Hughes Company alone has leased 115,000 environmentally sensitive acres of Southwest Florida for exploration. There are only small amounts of fossil fuel in Florida, and with many forms of green energy available, there is simply no need to risk despoiling Florida in this way. As former Exxon executive Edward Glab has said, “The juice isn’t worth the squeeze”.
Please donate, pledge, or volunteer! As we feared, the Florida Department of Environmental Protecdtion has approved this well, and we have now begun to fight this reckless oil rush in the courts. Justice will not come cheap. We need to raise $37,200 to establish our case and meet our goal for this year.
How to use this website. On this site, there are large amounts of information under the Issues tab at the top of each page. (Mobile users go to Menu.) The Issues–>Golden Gate Well subfolder contains the best introductory narrative. “Fracking Florida” addresses more diffuse statewide issues and more detailed legal issues, well-by-well.
Friday, October 11, 2013, 2:00 PM
Preserve Our Paradise, Inc. Goes to Court to Stop Naples Oil Well !!
Naples, Florida — Preserve Our Paradise, Inc. announced Friday that it has filed for a formal administrative hearing as the first step in a court battle against irresponsible oil drilling in South Florida. Friday was the deadline for filing this request, following the Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s Final Order approving an oil well and wastewater injection well next to the Naples suburb of Golden Gate Rural Estates. (Read more…)
Fracking in the Florida Panhandle?
Two applications for drilling permits in the Florida Panhandle have been filed with the Florida Department of Environmental Protection.. As we place our South Florida hopes in the hands of our attorneys and experts, we will turn increasing attention on these pages to events unfolding in the Panhandle. (Read more …)
Is Lee County Next?
About a year ago, Collier Resources was reported to have leased some 115,000 acres to the Dan A. Hughes company for oil exploration in Collier County. But we have learned that 11 square miles of those leases were actually in Lee County. Meanwhile, the FDEP is processing applications by other companies for other drilling sites in Hendry County. (Read more …)