Friday, February 15, 2019

PRESS ADVISORY: Press Conference to Stop Kanter Real Estate Oil Drilling in the Everglades


For Immediate Release
Contact:  Cris Costello, 941-914-0421, cris.costello@sierraclub.org
Diana Umpierre, 954-829-7632, diana.umpierre@sierraclub.org     

** PRESS ADVISORY **

LOCAL LEADERS, PUBLIC UNITE WITH A STRONG MESSAGE:
Stop Kanter Real Estate Exploratory Oil Drilling in the Everglades

WHAT:         
A press conference where local elected leaders, Everglades restoration and clean energy advocates, and concerned citizens will express their fierce, collective opposition to the Kanter Real Estate oil drilling proposal and call on the Governor, the legislature, and the public to support the efforts to stop Kanter’s plan.

WHEN:         
Tuesday, February 19, 2019 at 11:00 am
Please arrive for an 11 am sharp start-time; the press conference will last no longer than 30 minutes with Q&A to follow.

WHERE:
Everglades Holiday Park
There will be reserved parking for members of the media (parking map). 

WHO: 
Confirmed speakers:
·         Commissioner Beam Furr, Broward County Board of County Commissioners
·         Commissioner Melissa McKinlay, Palm Beach Board of County Commissioners
·         Mayor Wayne Messam, City of Miramar
·         Commissioner Jay Schwartz, City of Pembroke Pines
·         Matthew Schwartz, Executive Director, South Florida Wildlands Association
·         Diana Umpierre, Organizing Representative, Sierra Club

The Broward League of Cities will be represented, as will organizations dedicated to the restoration of the Everglades and a 100% clean renewable energy future for Florida.  The public is invited.

**There will be visuals**

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