Thanks to all of you who have contacted your State Senators and Representatives. Your calls are making an impact. Please keep speaking out against this bad bill, which is scheduled to be heard by the full Senate tomorrow, Tuesday, April 23rd.
As a reminder, SB 7068 would authorize construction of three new toll roads across the Springs Coast and Big Bend regions using over $100 million each year from the state’s General Revenue funds. The impacts to the environment from these roads will be severe. The construction process will result in runoff to waterways that increases turbidity, blocks light to aquatic vegetation, and creates conditions that support algal blooms. Once built, the roads will encourage sprawl, turning wetlands, forests, and agricultural lands into developments that increase water consumption and pollution, which will threaten springs and other coastal ecosystems, including critical manatee habitat in Citrus County.
Your calls are making a difference. We are starting to get traction in the press, and legislators are paying attention.
Below you will find contact information for members of the Florida Senate. They are the ones to focus on right now. The House of Representatives will act on the bill after the Senate. Calls are much better than email. You will likely reach the Senator’s staff or a voicemail. In that case, please leave your full name, address, and phone number along with a brief message. For example: “I’m calling to ask the Senator to oppose SB 7068 authorizing construction of new toll roads. I’m concerned that this project is being rushed through without proper consideration for potential unintended consequences for the environment, particularly sprawling development and impacts to water quality. Please preserve Florida’s remaining natural environment and oppose SB 7068.”
Please call now!
Senator' Contact Information:
FL Sen. Ben Albritton (R-FL-026), email@example.com, (850) 487-5026
FL Sen. Dennis Baxley (R-FL-012), firstname.lastname@example.org, (850) 487-5012
FL Sen. Aaron Bean (R-FL-004), email@example.com, (850) 487-5004
FL Sen. Lizbeth Benacquisto (R-FL-027), firstname.lastname@example.org, (850) 487-5027
FL Sen. Lori Berman (D-FL-031), email@example.com, (850) 487-5031
FL Sen. Lauren Book (D-FL-032), firstname.lastname@example.org, (850) 487-5032
FL Sen. Randolph Bracy (D-FL-011), email@example.com, (850) 487-5011
FL Sen. Rob Bradley (R-FL-005), firstname.lastname@example.org, (850) 487-5005
FL Sen. Jeff Brandes (R-FL-024), email@example.com, (850) 487-5024
FL Sen. Oscar Braynon (D-FL-035), firstname.lastname@example.org, (850) 487-5035
FL Sen. Doug Broxson (R-FL-001), email@example.com, (850) 487-5001
FL Sen. Janet Cruz (D-FL-018), firstname.lastname@example.org, (850) 487-5018
FL Sen. Manny Diaz (R-FL-036), email@example.com, (850) 487-5036
FL Sen. Gary Farmer (D-FL-034), firstname.lastname@example.org, (850) 487-5034
FL Sen. Anitere Flores (R-FL-039), email@example.com, (850) 487-5039
FL Sen. George Gainer (R-FL-002), firstname.lastname@example.org, (850) 487-5002
FL Sen. Bill Galvano (R-FL-021) Sen. Pres., email@example.com, (850) 487-5021
FL Leader Audrey Gibson (D-FL-006), firstname.lastname@example.org, (850) 487-5006
FL Sen. Joe Gruters (R-FL-023), email@example.com, (850) 487-5023
FL Sen. Gayle Harrell (R-FL-025), firstname.lastname@example.org, (850) 487-5025
FL Sen. Ed Hooper (R-FL-016), email@example.com, (850) 487-5016
FL Sen. Travis Hutson (R-FL-007), firstname.lastname@example.org, (850) 487-5007
FL Sen. Tom Lee (R-FL-020) Bill Sponsor, email@example.com, (850) 487-5020
FL Sen. Debbie Mayfield (R-FL-017), firstname.lastname@example.org, (850) 487-5017
FL Leader Bill Montford (D-FL-003), email@example.com, (850) 487-5003
FL Leader Kathleen Passidomo (R-FL-028), Passidomo.Kathleen.firstname.lastname@example.org, (850) 487-5028
FL Sen. Keith Perry (R-FL-008), email@example.com, (850) 487-5008
FL Sen. Jason Pizzo (D-FL-038), firstname.lastname@example.org, (850) 487-5038
FL Sen. Bobby Powell (D-FL-030), email@example.com, (850) 487-5030
FL Sen. Kevin Rader (D-FL-029), firstname.lastname@example.org, (850) 487-5029
FL Sen. Jose Rodriguez (D-FL-037), email@example.com, (850) 487-5037
FL Sen. Darryl Rouson (D-FL-019), Rouson.Darryl.firstname.lastname@example.org, (850) 487-5019
FL Sen. David Simmons (R-FL-009), email@example.com, (850) 487-5009
FL Sen. Wilton Simpson (R-FL-010), firstname.lastname@example.org, (850) 487-5010
FL Sen. Kelli Stargel (R-FL-022), email@example.com, (850) 487-5022
FL Sen. Linda Stewart (D-FL-013), firstname.lastname@example.org, (850) 487-5013
FL Sen. Annette Taddeo (D-FL-040), email@example.com, (850) 487-5040
FL Sen. Perry Thurston (D-FL-033), firstname.lastname@example.org, (850) 487-5033
FL Sen. Victor "Vic" Torres (D-FL-015), email@example.com, (850) 487-5015
FL Sen. Thomas "Tom" Wright (R-FL-014), firstname.lastname@example.org, (850) 487-5014
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Thank you for all you do to help protect manatees and their aquatic habitat!