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Ryan Zinke, US Secretary of the Interior

Mr. Zinke,

Voters in Florida overwhelmingly voted to ban offshore drilling to protect their sensitive marine ecosystem, including several species of endangered sea turtles. But despite Florida's voter-approved constitutional amendment, oil companies are still attempting to evade the new regulation and are seeking special treatment to be allowed to drill off the coast of Florida.

We understand that oil companies are petitioning your office for special waivers which would allow them to continue to drilling off Florida's coast and would put at-risk several endangered species of sea turtles. We will not accept such a decision and will do whatever it takes to fight such an anti-democratic and anti-environmental decision.

We urge you to not only deny all requests for special waivers for offshore drilling, but also to publicly announce that all such requests will be denied so that the people of Florida can be assured their voter-approved constitutional amendment will govern drilling off their coast.

Signed,

Protect Endangered Species

This petition closed 6 months ago

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Florida overwhelmingly voted to ban offshore drilling to protect their sensitive marine ecosystem, but now oil companies are requesting special federal waivers to allow them to continue drilling....

Florida overwhelmingly voted to ban offshore drilling to protect their sensitive marine ecosystem, but now oil companies are requesting special federal waivers to allow them to continue drilling. Tell oil companies that we will not allow them to put their profits over the protection of the marine ecosystem, including several endangered species of sea turtles.

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