Senator Nelson, Stand up and protect Florida from fracked gas Sabal Trail Pipeline

Florida is in need of clean energy and jobs. We need you to protect Florida, not FPL.

Dear Senator Nelson,

Floridians have great concerns about the Sabal Trail pipeline being constructed through Florida. Representatives from several organizations visited your office on December 29th to hand-deliver over 95,000 signed petitions asking you to stand up to protect Florida from the Sabal Trail Pipeline. We visit your offices, hold rallies, make calls, but hear no word.

As this pipeline is nearing completion, we are distressed that you as our representative have not responded, nor taken a stand in opposition to this fracked gas pipeline project that serves the financial interests of its investor companies, NextEra, Duke, and Spectra, and the countries who will receive the exported fuel, but is already devastating to Florida’s delicate karst geology, accelerates fracking elsewhere with all the implicit and associated hazards, has inappropriately taken homes and property by eminent domain, threatens our aquifer and water supply with contamination and damage to its casing, is an explosive hazard to our communities, and undermines our future with faster more certain climate change. Continue reading “Senator Nelson, Stand up and protect Florida from fracked gas Sabal Trail Pipeline”

Legislative Academy

The Green Party of Duval County invites you to participate in a Legislative Academy in Jacksonville on Feb. 25-26, 2017

In one session we will get an overview of progressive issues with regards to the upcoming Florida Legislative session, which begins March 7. We will have an afternoon/early evening forum, (which will be open to the public), then a closed session on Sunday morning to determine which pieces of legislation the Green Party of Florida will take up as coordinated campaigns.

The plan is to have presentations on the following issues:

Women’s rights
Healthcare
Environmental Protection
Education
Racial Justice
Immigration Reform
LGBTQIA+ Rights/Equality
Economic Justice
Voting Rights Restoration
Criminal Justice
Gun Control

I also hope to present a bit of information on the legislative process and lobbying tips. This is for the general public who will be in attendance, as well as those of us who need a refresher.

In peace and solidarity,
karen

Event page is here: https://www.facebook.com/events/740564872767670/