Conservationists fret that O&G exploration may begin in Big Cypress NPres before final legal rulings are in

Environmental groups that went to court to stop seismic testing for oil in the Big Cypress National Preserve are worried the work will start this week before a federal judge rules in the case.

Senior U.S. District Judge John Steele in Fort Myers rejected the groups' request for an expedited ruling on a preliminary injunction against Texas-based Burnett Oil Co.

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