According to the Miami Herald, residents of Spanish Wells, the neighbors of small 12-acre Egg Island in the Bahamas are beginning to voice their opinion against Disney for what they suspect to be plans for purchasing and developing the island. Disney has not confirmed such plans, but locals are taking a June visit from a drilling rig as a sign that the cruise company may have been the ones taking soil samples from the surrounding waters. As a result, the movement against such a purchase has resulted in a website and nearly 2,000 signatures (at the time of writing).
Attorney Holly Peel, the originator of the petition, said, “Egg Island is a community place. Everything that the Bahamian government wants to save, Egg Island is a perfect example of that natural harmony. There’s juvenile fish being protected and conchs. The circle of life is going on and on there and it’s just jaw-droppingly amazing.”
The Miami Herald suggests that Peel “tracked down the Orlando engineering company operating the rig and uncovered a temporary business license.” The Herald continues to say that, “With so little information available,” Peel “started a Facebook page and organized a change.org petition to generate interest.”
For their part, Disney spokeswoman Kim Prunty was asked for a statement and replied, “We don’t comment on speculation.”
News source: Miami Herald