Florida Department of Environmental Protection: Do not approve the permit sought for oil drilling in Collier County
  • Petitioned Pierre Bruno

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Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP)
Pierre Bruno
Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP)
Ed Garrett
Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP)
Paul Attwood
Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP)
Steve Spencer
South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD)
Thomas Colios
South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD)
District 5 Collier County Commissioner
Tim Nance
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Mr. James Ferreira
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Wilda Cobb
Department of Environmental Protection
Danielle Irwin
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
Darrell Land
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
Florida Department of Environmental Protection
Levi Sciara
Florida Dept. of Environmental Protection
Joe Haberfeld
Florida Governor
Florida State House
U.S. Senate
Florida State Senate
U.S. House of Representatives

Florida Department of Environmental Protection: Do not approve the permit sought for oil drilling in Collier County

    1. jennifer wing
    2. Petition by

      jennifer wing

      Naples, FL

Collier County is  known around the world as "Paradise". We have miles of beaches, a thriving local economy and year round tourism from around the world. Collier County  is home to the Florida Everglades, Big Cypress National Preserve, and Picayune Strand State Forest, Florida Panther National Wildlife Refuge. There are many protected & endangered animal species who live in this area. The proposed drill site is in Golden Gate Estates in Naples, FL and is very close in proximity of these protected preserves. Families live right next to the proposed drill site and call this home. Golden Gate Estates residents all produce their own drinking water from wells that are more then likely sourced from an aquafier.The aquafiers also produce drinking water for the city & county. Drilling for oil in Collier County would put our families and our sensitive ecosystem in Collier County and Florida in great danger. At a meeting with Dan A. Hughes Co representatives from Beeville, Texas (who would be doing the drilling "oil and gas exploration", leasing 115,560 acres from Barron Collier Compainies: Collier Resources Company, LLP, Barron Collier Resources, LLP,  Collier Land and Cattle Corporation, Collier Land Holdings, Ltd, CDC Land Investments, Inc., et el) applied for the permit to do the exploration oil drilling, they could not assure us of our safety or of the benefits or drawbacks of drilling for oil. They responded to the majority of our community's questions with I don't know, it's not us. When asked what they planned to do with the oil if it would remain in the U.S. or be exported, they didn't know. When asked if it would create local jobs, they didn't know. When asked about if they would be fracking, they responded with we don't plan on it, but we can't speak for other companies. They woudn't put anything in writing. When asked about the dangers to our families drinking water, Hydrogen Sulfide, Fires, spills, etc they responded with "getting in your car every day puts you in danger" they also said, "You never know how the Earth is going to respond". I can speak for the majority of the citizens who live in the area, and we do not want this here and we want our voice to be heard. Please protect our familys, our way of life, our protected & endangered wildlife as well as protected parks and National  Preserves. Please listen to us.

Thank You for signing this petition, we appreciate your consideration and time!  Here's a few Myths and Facts. More information can be found at Preserve our ParadiseOn Facebook at: Preserve Our Paradise

Your voice matters! Write a letter, email, call and voice why this shouldn't happen to:

Nick Wiley (Executive Director)

℅ Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

620 South Meridian Street

Tallahassee, FL 32399-1600

850-487-3796

[email protected]

 

Eric Sutton (Assistant Executive Director)

℅ Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

620 South Meridian Street

Tallahassee, FL 32399-1600

850-487-3796

 

Karen Ventimiglia  (Chief of Staff)

℅ Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

620 South Meridian Street

Tallahassee, FL 32399-1600

850-487-3796  

 

Thomas Colios

℅ South Florida Water Management District

PO BOX 24680

West Palm Beach, FL 33416-4680

[email protected]

(561) 686-8800  /   (800) 432-2045

 

Ed Garret, (Chief of Minerals, Mining, Oil & Gas)

℅ Florida Department of Environmental Protection

Bureau of Mining and Minerals Regulation, Oil and Gas Section

2051 East Paul Dirac Drive, MS 715

Tallahassee, FL 32310

(850) 488-8217 ext.12

[email protected]

 

Danielle H. Irwin, (Deputy Division Director)

℅ Florida Department of Environmental Protection

Bureau of Mining and Minerals Regulation, Oil and Gas Section

2051 East Paul Dirac Drive, MS 715

Tallahassee, FL 32310

(850) 488-7843

[email protected]



Steve Spencer ( Professional Geologist)

 

Levi Sciara (Engineer)

℅ Florida Department of Environmental Protection

Bureau of Mining and Minerals Regulation, Oil and Gas Section

2051 East Paul Dirac Drive, MS 715

Tallahassee, FL 32310

 

(850) 245-8406

[email protected]

 

Paul Attwood, (Local Professional Geologist)

℅ Florida DEP / Mining, Mitigation and Delineation

Oil & Gas Section - Fort Myers Field Office

2295 Victoria Avenue

Suite 179

Ft. Myers, Florida 33901

(239)344-5721

[email protected]

 

Pierre Bruno (Environmental Specialist III)

℅ Florida DEP / Mining, Mitigation and Delineation

Oil & Gas Section - Fort Myers Field Office

2295 Victoria Avenue

Suite 179

Ft. Myers, Florida 33901

[email protected]

 

Larry Cole

Environmental Protection Agency

[email protected]

(404) 562-9474

 

James Ferreira

Environmental Protection Agency

[email protected]

(404) 562-9399

 

Wilda Cobb

Environmental Protection Agency

[email protected]

 

Joe Haberfeld

Florida Dept. of Environmental Protection

[email protected]

(850)245-8655

 

United States Army Corps Engineers Jacksonville District

Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 4970

Jacksonville, Florida 32232-001

Phone (904) 232-1177 Fax (904) 232-1904

SUBJECT LINE for email type:

Regulatory Division

email : [email protected]

 

 

Recent signatures

    News

    1. Reached 5,000 signatures
    2. From The Tampa Bay Times via The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Com

      jennifer wing
      Petition Organizer
      Jeff Klinkenberg narrates this never seen before video of Florida panthers in the wild

      Jeff Klinkenberg has covered Florida culture for the Tampa Bay Times and has written about Florida panthers for almost four decades. He said he has never seen video like this. It was taken by remote camera earlier this year near Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park in Southwest Florida by a couple who wish to remain anonymous.

    3. From NBC News

      jennifer wing
      Petition Organizer
      Confirmed: Fracking practices to blame for Ohio earthquakes

      14 hours ago Wastewater from the controversial practice of fracking appears to be linked to all the earthquakes in a town in Ohio that had no known past quakes, research now reveals. The practice of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, involves injecting water, sand and other materials under high pressures into a well to fracture rock.

    4. From Fox 4 News

      jennifer wing
      Petition Organizer

      Interesting news story from 2 years ago, watch in it's entirety.

      http://www.fox4now.com/news/129350583.html

      Debate over drilling for oil in The Everglades - WFTX-TV Fort Myers/Naples, FL

      CREATED Sep. 6, 2011 COLLIER COUNTY - The debate over drilling for oil in the everglades is heating up. It comes after Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann thrusted the issue into the spotlight. She caused quite a stir when she said she supports drilling for oil in The Everglades.

    5. From The News Press

      jennifer wing
      Petition Organizer
      Oil protesters storm Naples beach near Gov. Scott's home

      A proposed oil well in Golden Gate Estates has residents concerned - and they came out Saturday to construct a model oil rig behind Gov. Rick Scott's beachfront home in Naples. Led by Estates resident Karen Dwyer, the group of about 150, including Greenpeace activists from Tampa, marched along the beach before reaching Scott's home.

    6. From NBC 2

      jennifer wing
      Petition Organizer
      Oil drilling protestors rally at Gov. Scott's house

      Oil drilling protestors rally at Gov. Scott's house Posted: Saturday, August 31, 2013 7:22 PM EST Updated: Sunday, September 1, 2013 10:15 AM EST The battle to stop oil drilling in Collier County raged on Saturday night. Dozens of people gathered in front of Governor Rick Scott's home to make their voices heard.

    7. From the Naples Daily News

      jennifer wing
      Petition Organizer
      Oil Protest at Gov. Rick Scott's House

      Corey Perrine/Staff Christopher Wall, 4, clings to a flag of a Florida panther listening to protest over a megaphone Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013 in Naples, Fla. Preserve Our Paradise had their biggest support yet protesting in front of Fla. Governor Rick Scott's Naples home.

    8. From the Naples Daily News

      jennifer wing
      Petition Organizer
      Oil Drilling Protestors

      Protestors marched on Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013 on Naples Beach in front of Fla. Governor Rick Scott's Naples home. Several dozens showed and representatives from Greenpeace out of Tampa backed the march. Patrons started at the Naples Pier 1.6 miles down to the Scott residence witnessed by a mostly-packed beach.

    9. Reached 4,000 signatures
    10. From ABC 7

      jennifer wing
      Petition Organizer
      Politician joins battle to bar drilling in Collier

      A Golden Gate Estates couple means it when they say 'not in my backyard,' they're part of a group opposing oil drilling in their neighborhood. Tonight, a state senator took an interest and visited their home himself. This couple is part of the group Preserve Our Paradise.

    11. From Naples Daily News

      jennifer wing
      Petition Organizer
      Estates residents laud east coast Democrat for backing them in oil well fight

      Nearly as surprising to many Golden Gate Estates residents as the announcement of their potential new neighbor - an oil well - was what they perceive as a lack of concern from representatives of their own political party. So there was appreciation for a visit Monday night by state Sen.

    12. From Fox 4 News

      jennifer wing
      Petition Organizer
      Oil drilling in Golden Gate delayed - WFTX-TV Fort Myers/Naples, FL

      CREATED Jul. 22, 2013 GOLDEN GATE - The proposal to drill for oil within 1,000 feet of homeowners is now delayed thanks to a Florida senator. "I think we got a delay long enough to really, really take a hard look at what this projects going to entail and who it's going to impact," said Dwight Bullard, the Florida Senator in the district in question.

    13. Gasland Part II Movie Party

      jennifer wing
      Petition Organizer

      There may be a Gasland Part II Movie Party in your area today, or watch on HBO. You can watch the first "Gasland" on Youtube, Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, etc.
      Click the link to find out if there is a viewing party for Gasland Part II in your area: http://civic.moveon.org/event/events/index.html?action_id=321

      MoveOn.org: Democracy in Action

      MoveOn.org Civic Action is a 501(c)(4) organization which primarily focuses on nonpartisan education and advocacy on important national issues. MoveOn.org Political Action is a federal political committee which primarily helps members elect candidates who reflect our values through a variety of activities aimed at influencing the outcome of the next election.

    14. Drilling-related air pollution

      jennifer wing
      Petition Organizer

      Drilling-Related Air Pollution Alarms Erie Residents

      Some Erie residents say they're alarmed by the results of a study that show high levels of ethane, propane and butane in the air around their community.

    15. Flammable drinking water?

      jennifer wing
      Petition Organizer

      Scientific Study Links Flammable Drinking Water to Fracking

      The research was conducted by four scientists at Duke University. They found that levels of flammable methane gas in drinking water wells increased to dangerous levels when those water supplies were close to natural gas wells.

    16. Rick Scott & DEP

      jennifer wing
      Petition Organizer
      DEP Enforcement Falls Sharply Under Scott's Reign

      BRADENTON - Enforcement of anti-pollution laws in Florida has nose-dived during the first full year of Governor Rick Scott's tenure, according to a report by Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER), a national alliance of local state and federal resource professionals committed to responsible management of America's public resources.

    17. From the news Press October 2012

      jennifer wing
      Petition Organizer

      Exclusive: Fracking confronts Florida

      South Florida may be ripe for fracking. The controversial process of drilling for oil and natural gas is pumping billions into government coffers, residents' pockets and energy company bank accounts across the country, creating thousands of jobs, reducing reliance on foreign energy - and causing environmental concerns.

    18. From the University of Colorado

      jennifer wing
      Petition Organizer

      Study of health impacts in air near fracking sites | Newsroom | University of Colorado Denver

      Study shows air emissions near fracking sites may pose health risk They contain hydrocarbons including benzene 3/19/2012 By David Kelly | University Communications ​AURORA, Colo. - In a new study, researchers from the Colorado School of Public Health have shown that air pollution caused by hydraulic fracturing or fracking may contribute to acute and chronic health problems for those living near natural gas drilling sites.

    19. Pennsylvania

      jennifer wing
      Petition Organizer

      The Fracturing of Pennsylvania

      Amwell Township is a 44-square-mile plot of steep ravines and grassy pasturelands planted with alfalfa, trefoil and timothy in the southwestern corner of Pennsylvania. It's home to some 4,000 people, most of whom live in villages named Amity, Lone Pine and Prosperity.

    20. From Cleveland, Ohio

      jennifer wing
      Petition Organizer

      Waste-water injection well caused 12 earthquakes in Ohio, investigation shows

      CLEVELAND, Ohio -- A waste-water injection well induced the series of 12 earthquakes in Youngstown last year, an on-going state probe has concluded. And because of that, Ohio regulators on Friday unleashed a round of new permitting rules for injection well drilling that could limit or slow down the number of new injection wells as contractors scramble to comply with tougher rules.

    21. From Fox 4 News

      jennifer wing
      Petition Organizer
      Dozens protest oil drilling proposal in Naples - WFTX-TV Fort Myers/Naples, FL

      CREATED Jul. 5, 2013 NAPLES, Fla. - More than two dozen people congregated at the intersection of 5th Avenue and 9th Street in downtown Naples to protest the impending plan to drill for oil in a neighborhood in Golden Gates. Collier County residents will turn up the heat in a picket against oil drilling on the Fourth of July.

    22. Gasland

      jennifer wing
      Petition Organizer

      Here's the movie Gasland.
      Get ready for Gasland 2, it's airing July 8, 2013 on HBO! Watch it, invite your friends!

      Gasland (2010)

      Written and Directed By: Josh Fox.

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • Valerie Ouillette NAPLES, FL
      • 8 months ago

      I live out here, and I do NOT want this in my yard. It will not bring local jobs, it WILL pollute our environment, it will not provide near as much energy as investing in clean energy, it will greatly reduce the watershed needed to provide clean water to the REST of Collier County, and we kicked folks out of the area surrounding the planned site in order regenerate the Everglades. This will only be detrimental. There is only one fire hydrant out in all of Golden Gate Estates, and it's actually at the end of my street because of the water pumping station that provides the City of Naples with water. We already suffer through brush fires, decreasing the water shed even further will empty the canals completely. Where will the fire department obtain water to save our homes and land in case of a brush fire? It comes down to greed vs. listening to the residents, because we learned from Ave Maria that the FDEP really does NOT care about it's environment. However, we the people do NOT want this in our yards, in our Everglades, or in Florida. Why not try to put this where the Barron Collier family lives. Why not try Port Royal, and let us see how well that goes. Invest in solar power, wind energy, and other renewable fuels. Natural gas, no matter what the propaganda writes, is not a clean fuel. The extraction of it destroys environments. The Everglades is sacred to the peoples here, and has already disappeared at an alarming rate. No more. Leave her along!

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    • alison carr MARCO ISLAND, FL
      • 8 months ago

      we have had enough oil drilling

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    • Janice Barns JACKSONVILLE, FL
      • 8 months ago

      Keep Florida beautiful; no drilling, no fracking.

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    • BERYL TAYLOR MONROE TOWNSHIP, NJ
      • 9 months ago

      The effect on wildlife and human species will be catastrophic, leave our water pure !

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    • IAN TAYLOR MONROE TOWNSHIP, NJ
      • 9 months ago

      This is important to me because I have just bought my dream paradise retirement home in Florida and no one told me about the drilling. I can't believe that drilling is being allowed here in this unique eco-system. It is a totally unconstitutional process which if reviewed by the Supreme Court could not possibly be accepted as being Constitutional. The Supreme Court is there to protect the inalienable rights of citizens and not the avarice of major corporate bodies.

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