Many current political statutes and regulation do not promote a necessary concern for our environment. The environment is often only seen as a commodity and is exploited for human use. As a 501 c4 nonprofit organization, Earth Action takes a greater approach in implementing Earth Ethics mission by involving ourselves in advocacy, lobbying, and political activity. With Earth Action we strive to change current political regulations and push for policies that take into consideration the welfare and safety of the environment.
Due to our current workload, we are unable to continuously post our ongoing actions. If you are interested in learning more about Earth Action campaigns, email email@example.com or like our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/earthethics/?ref=bookmarks
Florida’s Right to Clean and Healthy Water
Earth Action is part of a statewide initiative encouraging language that would give Floridan’s the Right to Clean and Healthy Water. Join us in securing signatures for the petition to have a constitutional amendment placed on the 2024 ballot. You can learn more about the campaign by visiting Florida’s Right to Clean Water. Click here to read the full amendment language.
A bit of information. Northwest Florida Area consists of Escambia eastward to Leon County. When the number of verified signed petitions reaches 222,898 (25% of the 891,589 needed to qualify), the State Attorney General will request the Florida Supreme Court review of this initiative, along with an Economic Impact Statement. We have given ourselves a self-imposed deadline of March 1st to secure the 222, 898 signatures and we need your help! If you’re interested in gathering signatures, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Stop the Money Pipeline
The financial sector is funding, insuring, and investing in the climate crisis. Stopping this money pipeline is one of the most important ways we can address the climate emergency. The Stop the Money Pipeline coalition is over 130 organizations strong. Together we are holding the financial backers of climate chaos accountable. Earth Action is part of a national collaborative to address the issues associated with these concerns. Visit www.stopthemoneypipeline.com to learn more.
Build Back Fossil Free
Fossil fuel pollution and climate disasters are already disrupting millions of lives. We deserve a world beyond fossil fuels: a world in which workers’ rights, community health, and our shared climate come before corporate profits. That’s why we — hundreds of groups representing millions of people across the country fighting for climate, racial, and economic justice — are coming together to ensure Biden becomes the climate president he promised to be. Earth Action is part of this national collaborative to ensure we build back fossil free. Learn more at #BuildBackFossilFree
Defend the Gulf
Made up of individuals and organizations based in the Gulf South and Global South, this collaborative works to protect communities and the Gulf of Mexico from harm. We are standing up against petrochemical facilities, oil and gas exploration and drilling, plastic manufacturing, and other industries that do us harm. Learn more at Defend the Gulf.
Oil and Gas Exploratory and Drilling Applications
Earth Action is working hard to provide comments in opposition to numerous existing permit applications for Oil and Gas exploration and drilling in Northwest Florida. Unfortunately, the Florida Department extended yet another drilling permit in Santa Rosa County as well as the issuing of permits. See below.
- Oil and Gas Operating Permit for the Pitnic Well 16-3 (FDEP Permit #1382) in Santa Rosa County, FL. Issued November 4th.
- Extension of one-year of Drilling Permit 1013A for the sidetrack project Jay Field/D.M. Simmons Well 19-6A issued October 5th.
- One-year extensions of the following Drilling Permits for projects in Jay Field, Santa Rosa County: Permit 1371 – Hendricks Well 19-12; Permit 1385 – Boutwell Well 22-5; Permit 1386 – Smith Well 31-2B; and Permit 1387 – Boutwell Well 22-6 issued August 13th
Visit http://www.dep.state.fl.us/water/mines/oil_gas/drill-apps.htm to learn about all the current applications and permits.
Gulf of Mexico Five-Year Leasing Plan
As part of this plan, several areas within the Central and Western Planning Areas, Lease Sales 259 and 261, will be “auctioned” for oil and gas exploration and drilling. You can see the map of Lease areas here. Lease Sale 259 is scheduled to be held in March 2023. In addition, “On Jan. 9, 2023, BOEM announced it has prepared a Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for two Gulf of Mexico oil and gas lease sales: Lease Sales 259 and 261, which are being held pursuant to the Inflation Reduction Act and inform the decisionmaker on impacts from a representative lease sale, mitigations, and other action alternatives. According to Mr. John Filostrat, Bureau Ocean Energy Management, Office of Communications, there is no public comment for the Final EIS since there was a public comment period for the draft EIS (held in October 2022). You can read about the Final EIS here: https://www.boem.gov/GoM-Sales-259-and-261-SEIS