Update from Jennifer Wing --- Event August 31st
We're making great progress, we've got over 3700 signatures, the word is getting out. If each of you share the petition with at least 1 person the amount of signatures could easily double to 7400. Please share it, here is the link and thank you. http://www.change.org/petitions/florida-department-of-environmental-protection-do-not-approve-the-permit-sought-for-oil-drilling-in-collier-county
Here is a great event that is coming up here in Naples, please attend if you can.
MARCH TO GOVERNOR RICK SCOTT’S HOME
SATURDAY, AUGUST 31, 5:00 PM
Meet on the beach at Naples Fishing Pier, 25 12th Ave. S., Naples, FL 34102
March to 3150 Gordon Drive in Old Naples, Gulf of Mexico beach front
Let’s turn up the heat in a march to Governor Rick Scott’s home to stop new oil drilling in South Florida. Collier leased 115,000 acres for oil exploration to Hughes Oil, who applied for permits to set up a drill site in Golden Gate Estates — 1000 feet from family homes and adjacent to the Florida Panther National Wildlife Refuge and Western Everglades. We say, NO oil drilling in our backyards, in our panther habitats, and in our protected wetlands. If it’s legal, it shouldn’t be. New oil drilling will endanger residents, water, wetlands, and wildlife as well as contribute to environmentally damaging climate change.
By land and by sea, we’ll march and paddle from the Naples Pier to the Governor’s beachfront home. Banners and flags will spell out concerns. In the Governor’s backyard, we’ll build an oil rig to make visible why residents don’t want to live in an emergency evacuation zone, only feet from a hazardous drill site, with a 145’ oil rig. We’re calling on the Governor to tell the state to deny the permit. Closing with a candlelight vigil, we’ll invite everyone, from legislators to land barons, to partner with us in preserving South Florida. Bring a windproof candle, light stick, or cell phone set to candle mode.
Details: Facebook Preserve our Paradise, event page:
Contact: Karen Dwyer, Ph.D. firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you for your support.
Looking forward to seeing you there,