Sustainability: Environmental Issues

Updated May 2, 2017

The St. Petersburg area is so special because we live on a peninsula. We are closely connected to the water. Many of us love to go kayaking or boating. Some of us cross the bridges to get to work in Tampa.

Together, we’re proud of the work that Tampa Bay Estuary Program and Tampa Bay Watch have done to clean up our bay and make it one of the healthiest bays in the country.

We play in the parks under gorgeous blue skies. We drink water that is not too bad. In short, we are really lucky to have a gorgeous environment.

And now, that’s all under attack. President Trump’s and EPA Secretary Scott Pruitt’s are out to gut the regulations that make our water gorgeous, that protect our bays, that keep our air pristine. Just recently President Trump signed an Executive Order to open up coastlines to drilling for oil.

Is that what you want? To go fishing next to an oil rig? To go to the beach with smoggy gray air? To lose the sea beds in the bay to pollution?

We hope you are shouting “No!”

It’s up to us to take action to fight it.

Make sure your representatives in Congress know that you will not stand for the deregulation of our air, our water, and our bays. Make sure they know you support Clean Energy, not more reliance on old-fashioned energy sources.

Today! Call!

  • Senator Bill Nelson at 202-224-5274,
  • Senator Marco Rubio at 202-224-3041, and
  • Congressman Charlie Christ at 202-225-5961

Let them know how strongly you support our environment and the laws that protect it. The EPA means the Environmental Protection Agency. Push back to make President Trump and Pruitt do just that!

And P.S. tell them our national parks and monuments are not up for review or discussion!