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Petition to Walmart, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, United States Fish & Wildlife Service, Florida Governor, Marco Rubio

Stop Walmart from building store in vanishing South Florida forest

Federal wildlife managers on Tuesday cleared the way for a Walmart-anchored strip mall in one of the world’s rarest forests, a tract of vanishing pine rockland inhabited by butterflies, bats, snakes and fragile wildflowers found no place else. In approving a conservation plan, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service officials said they do not expect the sprawling box store and mall, a parking lot or 900 apartments to threaten the survival of more than 20 endangered plants and animals — including the Miami tiger beetle — that live in the pineland. The approved plan divides what was once about 90 acres of forest scattered across 138 acres near Zoo Miami into two 20-plus acre preserves connected by a pathway, with the mall and apartments at the center.  About 88 acres of rockland, a globally imperiled habitat containing a menagerie of plants, animals and insects found no place else, was sold this month by the University of Miami to a Palm Beach County developer. To secure permission for the 158,000-square-foot box store, plus an LA Fitness center, Chik-fil-A and Chili’s restaurants and about 900 apartments, the university and the developer, Ram, agreed to set aside 40 acres for a preserve. We cannot allow this rare ecosystem to be destroyed!!

Daniel Dickerson
200 supporters
Started 1 week ago

Petition to Mayor Buddy Dyer, Commissioner Jim Gray, Commissioner Tony Ortiz, Commissioner Robert Stuart, Commissioner Patty Sheehan, Commissioner Regina Hill, Commissioner Sam Ings, Mayor Teresa Jacobs, Frank Billingsley, Mayanne Downs


WHY WOULD WE WANT THE TOURISM CAPITAL OF THE WORLD TO ALSO BE A CITY THAT PROTECTS ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS AND CRIMINALS OVER AMERICANS?  Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer is all but salivating to make Orlando a Sanctuary City and it's being masked as the Trust Act to limit cooperation between Orlando’s police force and federal immigration authorities, similar to how “sanctuary cities” operate.  WE MUST UNITE AND STOP THIS.  What is a Sanctuary City?   "In the United States and Canada, a sanctuary city is a city that limits its cooperation with the national government effort to enforce immigration law. Leaders of sanctuary cities want to reduce the fear of deportation and possible family break-up among people who are in the country illegally so that such people will be more willing to report crimes, use health and social services, and enroll their children in school. Municipal policies include prohibiting police or city employees from questioning people about their immigration status and refusing requests by federal immigration authorities to detain people beyond their release date, if they were jailed for breaking local law. Such policies can be set expressly in law or observed in practice, but the designation "sanctuary city" does not have a precise legal definition. The Center for Immigration Studies, which advocates restrictive immigration policies, estimates that about 300 U.S. jurisdictions, including cities, counties and states, have adopted sanctuary policies." Florida already has 7 Sanctuary counties...we don't need this in Orlando or Orange County.  Florida, is home to seven “sanctuary counties.” The sanctuary counties are: Pasco, Hillsborough, Pinellas, Hernando, Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach. That's plenty of places for illegal criminal immigrants to run to.  SIGN THE PETITION AND SAY NO TO ORLANDO, "THE CITY BEAUTIFUL," BECOMING A SANCTUARY CITY.  WE DON'T GET A 2ND CHANCE TO REVERSE THIS DECISION.  SIGN TODAY!      

Randy Ross
1,318 supporters