Wednesday, July 3, 2013
From PRESERVEOURPARADISE.ORG! RALLY AND PICKET in Naples, FL on 7/4/13 against NO FRACKING IN FLORIDA!
Here are some oily facts behind the oil boondoggle in Golden Gate Estates:
1. There's not much oil there. There's just enough to make a mess. All the oil that's ever been pumped out of South Florida over the past 70 years scarcely amounts to one day of current global oil production. So all this local drilling will likely bring no jobs to speak of andno relief at the gas pump.
2. The taxpayers will pay for the roads. Even if there's no mess, over 10 years a 40-ton oil truck every day will make a mess of DeSoto Boulevard. It's just a two-lane country road. At over $1 million per mile, taxpayers will pay big time--at least $10 million according to Florida Department of Transportation estimates (ftp://ftp.dot.state.fl.us/
3. The oil companies won't pay for the roads they destroy. They're taking a tax handout from the Socialist Florida legislature. That's right. All those drill-baby-drill, Florida legislators who say they're "anti-socialist" just gave a big welfare check to the oil companies:they just cut the oil companies' tax by up to 87.5%. Did they cut your tax by 87.5%?? This means you, the dumb-shmuck taxpayer will have to pay for repaving DeSoto Boulevard so the oil companies can drive their tanker trucks to the bank. Collier County gets a measly 12.5% of this cut-rate tax, so while taxpayers shell out some $10 million to rebuild DeSoto Boulevard, over 10 years the oil companies could pay as little as $264,620. Even with oil at $90 per barrel, it will take about 150 years for Collier County to break even on this deal.
4. Somebody might get rich, but it's not likely to be you, Mr. Taxpayer.
Let's turn up the heat! Join us with signs for a picket opposing oil drilling on the Fourth of July as hundreds drive to the beach to watch the fireworks. Our aim is to stand at the crossroad of 41 and 5th Ave. South in Naples to educate and inform the public with signs and flyers. In the meantime, the Florida Department of Protection stands at their crossroad, considering whether to deny or permit the oil drilling application for Golden Gate Estates.
Help us save our communities, water, wildlife, and wetlands. Help us spend our taxes wisely.
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