Congressman Francis Rooney questions compliance regarding seismic activities in Big Cypress National Preserve
Washington, D.C.- Today Congressman Francis Rooney wrote Secretary Ryan Zinke calling for the Department of the Interior to make sure that the contractor conducting seismic activities in the Big Cypress National Preserve fully complies with the remediation and repair requirements required by the seismic permit, defined as Minimization and Mitigation Measures.
Congressman Rooney stated, “The seismic activities underway in the Big Cypress National Preserve pose grave risks to our Southwest Florida environment. This is why it is imperative that we assure full, complete and verifiable compliance with all of the remediation and repair requirements contained in the permits for the seismic work.
“The health of the Everglades ecosystem, including the Preserve, is critical to Southwest Florida. Failure to protect our environment will cost our communities billions of dollars. This is why I am asking the Department of the Interior to ensure all Minimization and Mitigation Measures are being followed by those conducting seismic activities within Big Cypress.”