Lauderhill, Plantation and nine other Broward County cities have joined Miramar’s objections to a recent oil exploration proposal in the Everglades.
Miramar, which is the city that will be the most affected if the drilling took place, acted first and exhorted the Florida Department of Environmental Protection to deny the company permission to drill. Over the last few weeks, other cities in the region have followed suit. The County Commission, too, has officially recorded its opposition and will seek an amendment of state law to ensure that the project does not go through.
Eleven cities have all passed resolution against the Miami-based Kantor Real Estate’s plan, citing environmental and public safety concerns for these cities’ main water source.