Floridians Respond To Bachmann’s Everglades Drilling Comment: ‘Oil And Drinking Water Don’t Mix’

The Everglades Foundation, a Miami-based environmental group, responded to Rep. Michele Bachmann’s (R-MN) statement yesterday that she would consider drilling for oil in the Everglades, telling the South Florida Sun Sentinel that hunters, fishermen, outdoors enthusiasts, and the 7 million Floridians who get drinking water from the Everglades “do not want to see oil drilling in their Everglades wildlife paradise.” The organization continued: “Congresswoman Bachmann needs to understand that oil and drinking water don’t mix.” Florida Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D) also responded, as did the editorial page at the Orlando Sentinel, which wrote, “Most Floridians consider the Glades a jewel. But the Republican presidential candidate Sunday sounded like she wanted to put it on eBay.”

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