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5557Re: [swflpc] Re: Hands Across The Sand - Feb. 13th

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  • Regis Good
    Feb 4, 2010

      Perhaps the message won't be "Not in my backyard" but how about "investing in alternative sources with greater sustainability". I believe there are more eco friendly alternatives to oil and our economy here in Lee & Collier Counties still revolve around tourism. Without public
      and economic pressure the incentive to pursue these isn't there.
      I feel oil rigs on the horizon and the possible devastation to the environment that may be caused is worth the time and energy to hold hands.


      --- On Thu, 2/4/10, jman1310 <jman1310@...> wrote:

      From: jman1310 <jman1310@...>
      Subject: [swflpc] Re: Hands Across The Sand - Feb. 13th
      To: swflpc@yahoogroups.com
      Date: Thursday, February 4, 2010, 8:35 AM


      Selfish and useless gestures like this make me very sad. Do you people drive cars? Use electricity? Use public transportation? Then all you are saying is NOT IN MY BACKYARD. Which I find selfish beyond belief. The activity still happens, just somewhere else and it becomes someone else's problem. You may be actually making things worse for the environment because there are very strict controls on such activities in the US that are not enforced in other countries. Mexico is drilling all over the Gulf of Mexico while the US has political debates about oil spills. In the meantime, we fund terrorism with Arabic gas at $3 per gallon and keep thousands unemployed who could be drilling. I would feel a lot safer to see a bunch of American oil rigs on the horizon, with skilled American labor, than foreign oil rigs with a labor pool that can't read...

      So remember what a gesture you are making as you drive to the beach in your gas powered vehicles and later watch the news broadcast on a TV powered by a oil fired power plant.


      --- In swflpc@yahoogroups. com, "sgandmill" <masmad@...> wrote:
      > http://handsacrosst hesand.com/ index.php
      > What To Do On…
      > February 13, 2010
      > STEP 1 Go to the beach at 1:00 PM Eastern/12:00 PM Central Time for one hour, rain or shine.
      > STEP 2 At 1:30 PM EST/12:30 PM CST, join hands for 15 minutes forming lines in the sand against oil drilling in our coastal waters.
      > STEP 3 Leave only your footprints.
      > No oil in our waters, No oil on our beaches.

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