Hello, my name is Mary Gutierrez. I am a part of the leadership circle for Another Gulf is Possible, the Executive Director for Earth Ethics, and a resident of Northwest Florida. I’ve lived in Florida for most of my life. I’ve been through tropical storms and hurricanes, we know this is part of living along […]Read More Hurricane Michael – thoughts from a Floridian.
Dear Secretary Zinke and Bureau of Ocean and Energy Management, On Thursday, January 4th, your Draft Proposed Program (DPP) for the 2019-2024 Outer Continental Shelf Oil and Gas Leasing Program (2019-2024 Program or Program) announced a significant policy shift allowing oil and gas drilling as close as 3 miles to shore along the entirety of […]Read More “Dear Secretary Zinke and BOEM”
Dear Mr. President, As you may recall, we wrote to you before about protecting the entire Gulf of Mexico from new oil and gas leasing. On that same day, Friday, November 18th the Department of Interior’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) released its 2017-2022 five-year plan for oil and gas drilling. Thanks to […]Read More Dear President Obama, Love The Gulf (again)
Dear (Still) President Obama, You know us and you know our stories. You know our tragedies, our disasters, and our peril – Katrina, Rita, the BP oil disaster, daily oil spills and all-too-regular fossil fuel related accidents. Not to mention, we’re losing a football field of wetlands an hour in Louisiana, caused by the combined […]Read More Dear President Obama, Love the Gulf