STOP Disney - Last Chance for Lighthouse Point

STOP Disney - Last Chance for Lighthouse Point

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Lighthouse Point started this petition to The Walt Disney Company

Right now Disney's cruise line is trying to ram through environmental approval for a massive cruise ship port at Lighthouse Point that threatens this unique natural place treasured by Bahamians and visitors from around the world. The seas surrounding this southernmost point of the island of Eleuthera are so biologically rich that they have been formally proposed as a Marine Protected Area.

Disney says that it will follow the same environmental standards for all its projects anywhere in the world.  Yet, Disney wants to proceed with its project on basis of a fundamentally flawed Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA).  Disney refuses to disclose the data to support its claims of economic benefits to Bahamians.  It claims the project will have no impact on biodiversity, but does no studies on bonefish, groupers, sea turtles, and offshore reefs.  It totally overlooks the impacts of bringing up a million people a year to a place that some consider as unique and sacred as Yosemite.  Finally It is disappointing to see Disney ignore climate risks to the  proposed project and its own carbon emissions.

Join us in challenging Disney to redo its Environmental Impact Assessment, which is now under consideration with the Government of The Bahamas.  It must address the new realities of climate change, pandemics, and systemic injustice. Disney has the opportunity to show real leadership in making the transformation to a new model of lower-impact, lower-carbon, and higher-community-benefit tourism. Let’s make Lighthouse Point a beacon of hope for the future.

Sign the petition to call upon Disney to:

  1. rethink its current plans for a cruise ship port.
  2. work with Bahamian citizen groups on a sustainable alternative for Lighthouse Point.
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