Tell Sen. Haridopolos: Don't Drill Our Florida Beaches!
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Florida State Senate
State Sen. Bill Galvano

Tell Sen. Haridopolos: Don't Drill Our Florida Beaches!

    1. Petition by

      Save Our Shores! Florida


On April 26 2011, Florida Senate President Mike Haridopolos said that new oil drilling is needed in the Gulf of Mexico, a reversal from last year, when, in the wake of the BP spill, he said Florida was going to “turn the page” away from drilling.

Haridopolos, who had been pushing for new drilling near Florida up until the April 20, 2010 explosion of the Deepwater Horizon and the largest oil spill in U.S. history, called that spill “a game changer.” 

Now he has changed positions again, saying that $4 gasoline is all the reason we need to open Florida's coastline to offshore drilling. Unfortunately, the facts are not with the Senator and drilling near our precious beaches would have no measureable impact on the total oil supply or prices. It would merely put our coastal environment and economy at risk for the sake of allowing oil companies to sqeeze out slightly higher profit margins.


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      In the tragic aftermath of last April’s catastrophic BP oil spill, advocates of a sane national energy policy could take hope that the days of reckless calls for expanded offshore oil drilling might soon be a thing of the past. Against the...

    2. Reached 250 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Kyle Hackmeister WILLIAMSPORT, PA
      • over 3 years ago

      Weatherford International employee

    • Denise Song COCOA BEACH, FL
      • over 3 years ago

      Vote to Stop all off shore drilling of the coastline of Florida. FIGHT BIG OIL and get the prices of fuel lowered. Stop taking funds from companies that only want to take from our state and not give back. The oil companies are showing records profits and the senate should be working to get them to lower the oil prices, instead all the citizens of the US are paying for the oil spill!!!!! FIGHT FOR THE CITIZENS OF FLORIDA

    • Sarah Offerman FORT MYERS,FL., AL
      • over 3 years ago

      We need to be moving away from dirty enegy. Oil will not be around forever, and our expanding greed for it is not helping matters. Yes there are a lot of jobs that depend on oil, but people can be retrained to do something else. The environment has had enough hardships due to us, so why are we thinking about drilling Florida beaches!?!? It is not a question of if oil will be spilt, it is just a question of when. Don't drill our shores.

    • Amanda Woods SGI EASTPOINT, FL
      • over 3 years ago

      Dear Florida Senate,

      I proudly worked for the Florida Senate in The 70's, under Governor Bob Graham.

      I am disheartened by the easily swayed Senator Haridopolos, I have more respect for the Senate and realize our need for viable energy. The current drilling offshore is a CRIME

      As a Daughter of a Tourism Editor, Florida Woman, and human being. I have personally witnessed oil at SGI as of this April 2011. It was discovered on a child at the local Hotel.

      This is criminal. Please use your common sense. The price is already too high

    • Barbara K. NILES, MI
      • over 3 years ago

      We need to stop taking oil out of the ground. I believe that oil is there for a reason. It is to cushion and stabilize the planet. After these oil corps finish destroying the planet, where will we live? No drilling near Florida, in the Gulf or anywhere else. Haven't you figured out yet why there are so many Earthquakes? Taking out the oil leaves a void, something needs to fill it. Wise up.


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