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Tommysmicroskiff 05-19-2018 06:53 PM

Sooo these tards LoL ...
 
Will be bitching when gas hits $5 a gallon ...


Thousands gather for anti-drilling event

CLEARWATER BEACH, Fla. -- Thousands of hands joined together on Bay area beaches Saturday as part of the annual “Hands Across the Sand” event.
  • Thousands gathered for "Hands Across the Sand" event
  • Goal is to raise awareness about clean energy
  • Attendees spoke out against offshore drilling
City and county leaders, lawmakers and environmental advocates raised awareness about clean energy and also spoke out against offshore drilling.

Sheri Heilman’s Clearwater Beach businesses--Heilman’s Beachcomber and Bobby’s Bistro--have been through the good, bad and downright devastating.

"We've survived hurricanes, oil spills, hotels being torn down and we're still there but during the time when there was oil on this beach it was devastating," Heilman said.

Heilman is referring to the 2010 BP oil spill which caused Florida’s tourism industry to take a major hit.

"The fear that it affected the seafood, just like plastics, is such a real fear that they could be sick from it, and people then choose to go somewhere else," Heilman said.

Since then, Heilman said businesses have bounced back. Every year since, environmental groups around the state join hands to speak out against offshore drilling.

"It's a very scary time because this is how we make money in Florida," Phil Compton with the Florida chapter of the Sierra Club. "We make more money, have more jobs from our coastal tourism and fishing industry than anything else and to threaten that is very foolish."

City and county leaders along with federal lawmakers vowed to fight back against the Trump administration’s plan to open nearly all U.S. waters to offshore drilling.

They said it’s something that impacts everyone and they’ll do whatever it takes to keep the coast clear and oil free.

During Saturday’s event on Clearwater Beach, the Sierra Club’s Florida Chapter announced it would be endorsing Bill Nelson in the upcoming senate race.

Nelson faces current Governor Rick Scott, who has also stated that he opposes offshore drilling.

Still Stoked 05-19-2018 07:06 PM

Nelson needs to go for many reasons.

savedbygrace6868 05-19-2018 07:25 PM

Amazing that the same environmentalists all use gas powered cars, boats, planes,etc. to get around. Show them a list of all of the things that are made from crude oil and ask them to give up using it. I bet they wouldn’t. As far as the oil and tar balls, oil is a natural product that God has blessed us with. Don’t know about anywhere else but we grew up swimming in Grand Isle, LA all the time when we were young, we still swim in the same water. We used to come out of the water with tar balls on our bodies, especially feet and hands. Not one of us got sick from it. What caused sickness in people from the BP Spill is the dispersant. We have been eating seafood ever since the spill and we are all still here.

wezie 05-19-2018 07:25 PM

Be a shame if the golden tourists could not afford to get there.

bobeast 05-19-2018 10:10 PM

I just love it when all these protesters think they are "raising awareness". News flash. We are aware. We just don't think like you do. Instead of raising awareness, they should just be honest and say we are trying to get people to join the group-think.

Lone Ranger 05-20-2018 04:26 AM

:o You said "Ta.." You know that's Not politically correct!:grin:

Diverboy 05-20-2018 06:03 AM

I want to know where this oil washed up on Clearwater beaches? I live here and never once did I physically see any oil, never saw any when I was diving or on the beach. As for the hotels, they tore down numerous mom and pop places and have replaced them with huge hotels such as the Hyatt and Wyndham that charge $300 + a night and they are full......Clearwater Beach has lost it's charm and it sucks. They have or are turning every open space into a high rise hotel, so much so that they eliminated all parking and started a ferry service from parking lots on the mainland to Clearwater Beach or you can pay $25/day to park in one of the hotel parking garages. It's sad....

Gweedo 05-20-2018 06:13 AM

I'd love to see how much trash these same folks left behind on the beach when the day was over...

Belzelbub 05-20-2018 10:06 AM


Originally Posted by Diverboy (Post 11437252)
I want to know where this oil washed up on Clearwater beaches? I live here and never once did I physically see any oil, never saw any when I was diving or on the beach.

I was thinking the same thing. I guess it's possible there were a couple of drops of oil that made it to Clearwater Beach, but not much more than that. I was out on the water and under the water quite a bit during the oil spill and after. My boat wasn't cover in oil either.

back at it 05-20-2018 10:21 AM


Originally Posted by Tommysmicroskiff (Post 11436593)
Will be bitching when gas hits $5 a gallon ...


Thousands gather for anti-drilling event

CLEARWATER BEACH, Fla. -- Thousands of hands joined together on Bay area beaches Saturday as part of the annual “Hands Across the Sand” event.
  • Thousands gathered for "Hands Across the Sand" event
  • Goal is to raise awareness about clean energy
  • Attendees spoke out against offshore drilling
City and county leaders, lawmakers and environmental advocates raised awareness about clean energy and also spoke out against offshore drilling.

Sheri Heilman’s Clearwater Beach businesses--Heilman’s Beachcomber and Bobby’s Bistro--have been through the good, bad and downright devastating.

"We've survived hurricanes, oil spills, hotels being torn down and we're still there but during the time when there was oil on this beach it was devastating," Heilman said.

Heilman is referring to the 2010 BP oil spill which caused Florida’s tourism industry to take a major hit.

"The fear that it affected the seafood, just like plastics, is such a real fear that they could be sick from it, and people then choose to go somewhere else," Heilman said.

Since then, Heilman said businesses have bounced back. Every year since, environmental groups around the state join hands to speak out against offshore drilling.

"It's a very scary time because this is how we make money in Florida," Phil Compton with the Florida chapter of the Sierra Club. "We make more money, have more jobs from our coastal tourism and fishing industry than anything else and to threaten that is very foolish."

City and county leaders along with federal lawmakers vowed to fight back against the Trump administration’s plan to open nearly all U.S. waters to offshore drilling.

They said it’s something that impacts everyone and they’ll do whatever it takes to keep the coast clear and oil free.

During Saturday’s event on Clearwater Beach, the Sierra Club’s Florida Chapter announced it would be endorsing Bill Nelson in the upcoming senate race.

Nelson faces current Governor Rick Scott, who has also stated that he opposes offshore drilling.

these are the ones plugging their smart cars in at Whole Foods.

YFMF 05-20-2018 10:47 AM


Originally Posted by wezie (Post 11436667)
Be a shame if the golden tourists could not afford to get there.

That would be a shame, Florida would be worse off then NJ before long.

svu 05-20-2018 03:03 PM

Nelson
 
Is it just me or do you think Nelson looks embalmed?

Just1more 05-20-2018 03:35 PM


Originally Posted by Gweedo (Post 11437291)
I'd love to see how much trash these same folks left behind on the beach when the day was over...

I was going to say the same thing............

On another note........ thats a sharp looking hull Gweedo ! :thumbsup:

Ryan H. 05-20-2018 07:04 PM

where is a sharknado when you need one


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