Hands Across the Sand - Cape Coral
Citizens of Cape Coral Participate in International Gathering Against Offshore Drilling Join Hands at CAPE CORAL YACHT CLUB BEACH CAPE CORAL - On August 4th, 2012 residents of Cape Coral will again join one of the largest gatherings against offshore drilling ever held. Hundreds of citizens met at Cape Coral Yacht Club beach in 2010 and 2011 and joined hands as part of an international Hands Across the Sand day of action – join hands 12:00 – 12:15 pm Similar events were held across the country and around the world, showing thousands of citizens united against offshore drilling and in favor of clean energy. We've seen what offshore drilling can do in the Gulf of Mexico. We want to make sure that never happens here. "We don't need to destroy any more of our precious coasts and marine life, not only with the offshore drilling but the severe problems of leaking pipelines across our shores" said Rose Young representative. It's time to stand up to the oil industry. We are the sunshine state; it's time to lead America beyond oil into sun-clean solar and wind.” The Hands Across the Sand events are aimed at steering America's energy policy away from its dependence on fossil fuels and towards clean energy. The goal is to convince leaders like President Obama to move away from offshore oil drilling and adopt policies that encourage clean energy instead. Florida needs solar power incentives! "We can't afford to take chances with leaking pipelines, oil tankers in our sensitive neighborhoods, wasting any more time finding riskier and more expensive ways to drill for oil," said Rose Young. "We should be putting our innovation to work to create a 21st century transportation system that will end our dependence on oil and protect America's coasts." Hands Across The Sand was founded by Floridian Dave Rauschkolb in October of 2009. Hands Across The Sand is endorsed by national environmental organizations including Sierra Club, Audubon, Surfrider Foundation, Oceana, Florida Wildlife Federation, Alaska Wilderness League, 350.org, 1 Sky, Friends of the Earth, Conservation Law Foundation, Cleanenergy.org, Florida Coastal & Ocean Coalition Save Our Seas, Beaches and Shores,Inc. Sunetric, Gulf Restoration Network.
Cape Coral Yacht Club Beach
Driftwood and Caloosahatchee River, Cape Coral, FL 33904