Standing in a dark suit during an Oval Office ceremony on May 29 with his brother Jeb at his side, President George Bush announced that the federal government would rescue Big Cypress National Preserve from ruin by buying private mineral rights for $120 million from the majority owner of those assets, Collier Resources Co. The firm had for years proposed adding two dozen oil fields on the 716,000-acre preserve, as well as conducting seismic testing requiring... More >>>