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Healthy Gulf hosts virtual event on offshore drilling with Rep. Kathy Castor

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Event highlights need to permanently protect Florida’s coast from drilling

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What: Protect Our Beaches

Where: SCI Building Community Room, 220 W Garden St, Pensacola

When: Tuesday November 2 5:30 pm

Offshore drilling in the Gulf of Mexico is a direct threat to Florida’s beaches. Yet the state remains vulnerable as a long-standing Congressional moratorium on drilling in the eastern Gulf near Florida expires in just eight months. Join us as we learn about efforts underway to create a permanent drilling moratorium, and hear from local and national voices advocating for protection for Florida’s beaches and coast.

Florida U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor will join the event live via video link to detail legislation she introduced to create a permanent moratorium on drilling in the eastern Gulf, and how residents can help to push for its passage. Local beach residents, business owners and environmental advocates will be there to add their support for a permanent moratorium and speak about how local residents can get engaged in the effort.

An event page with more information can be found on the Healthy Gulf Facebook page here.

Event Agenda

Time Activity
5:30 pm Introduction and welcome, Christian Wagley, Healthy Gulf
5:35 pm Assessment of E. Gulf moratorium legislation, H.R. 2836, bill sponsor Rep. Kathy Castor (FL-14) (via video link)
5:50 pm Darien Schaefer, President and CEO, Visit Pensacola
6:00 pm JJ Waters, Pensacola Beach resident and environmental advocate
6:10 pm Ted Ent, President and CEO, Innisfree Hotels
6:20 pm Next steps on supporting permanent moratorium, Christian Wagley, Healthy Gulf
6:30 pm Questions and discussion

About Healthy Gulf

Healthy Gulf is a nonprofit organization that works to protect and restore the Gulf of Mexico and the people and communities along its shores. For more information or questions please contact Florida – Alabama Coastal Organizer Christian Wagley: christian@healthygulf.org or (850) 687-9968.