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8 hours ago

Sierra Club Florida

** EXTRA URGENT: CALLS NEEDED this Mon/ early Tue to STOP the Transportation Corridors bill **

SB 7068 Transportation by Sen. Lee is on the agenda in the Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Tourism, and Economic Development on Tuesday at 1:30 p.m.

Call committee members listed below and urge them to vote NO on this bill.

SB 7068 shifts money away from where it can be used for education, hurricane recovery, and state parks to fund three toll roads through rural Florida. These toll roads will be able to include water and sewer infrastructure in addition to transportation and will seed an explosion of sprawl. Landscape and wildlife habitat will be fragmented and water resources and watersheds will be compromised.

Please call these Senators Monday or early Tuesday. Phone calls are more effective than emails. Also, look at the counties represented by the committee members. If you live in a Senator’s district, be sure to say so! Constituents are very important to legislators. Tell them politely, but firmly, why you don’t want these roads built. Be prepared to speak to staff or to leave a voicemail. Ask Sen. Lee (the sponsor of SB 7068) to please withdraw his bill.

WHY is this a BAD BILL?
>> Hurricane evacuation. A million cars on the road in bad weather… what could possibly go wrong?
>> The Florida Panther’s habitat in Collier, Highlands, and Big Cypress carved up by roads just when they need to adapt to climate change.
>> Watershed features affecting drainage, aquifer recharge, and wetlands – all at risk
>> Transit and planning relieve congestion, not building roads.

Call these Senators today to urge them to vote NO on SB 7068 Transportation.

Sen. Travis Hutson (R-FL-007), Chair
Consists of Flagler, St. Johns counties and part of Volusia county
hutson.travis.web@flsenate.gov
(850) 487-5007

Sen. Perry Thurston (D-FL-033), V. Chair
Consists of part of Broward county
thurston.perry.web@flsenate.gov
(850) 487-5033

Sen. Jeff Brandes (R-FL-024)
Consists of part of Pinellas county
brandes.jeff.web@flsenate.gov
(850) 487-5024

Sen. Tom Lee (R-FL-020) Sponsor of SB 7068
Consists of parts of Hillsborough, Pasco, Polk counties
lee.tom.web@flsenate.gov
(850) 487-5020

Sen. Keith Perry (R-FL-008)
Consists of Alachua, Putnam counties and part of Marion county
perry.keith.web@flsenate.gov
(850) 487-5008

Sen. Wilton Simpson (R-FL-010)
Consists of Citrus, Hernando counties and part of Pasco county
simpson.wilton.web@flsenate.gov
(850) 487-5010

Sen. Annette Taddeo (D-FL-040)
Consists of part of Miami-Dade county
taddeo.annette.web@flsenate.gov
(850) 487-5040

Sen. Victor "Vic" Torres (D-FL-015)
Consists of Osceola county and part of Orange county
torres.victor.web@flsenate.gov
(850) 487-5015
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4 days ago

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4 days ago

Sierra Club Florida

Thank you to our #SierraClubFlorida members and supporters who joined us in Tally for Advocacy Day Wednesday. Our voice was heard!It was a successful day at the Capitol yesterday in Reclaiming Florida’s Future! Thank you to everyone who participated and helped make this event a success! We had a great time working with legislators on critical issues involving the transitioning of our State to a clean renewable future! Here is a recap of the day!
#ReclaimingFloridasFuture #ReThinkEnergyFlorida
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4 days ago

I'm trying to find John Phillips, who wrote the canoe camping chapter for my book "Paddler's Guide to the Sunshine State." University Press of Florida has asked me to update the 2000 book, and John would be the ideal person to re-do his chapter. Thanks ...

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