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The BP oil spill in the gulf coast has affected many businesses in Florida either directly or indirectly causing a loss of income. These businesses deserve to be compensated for their losses from the oil spill because their loss in income was no fault of their own and BP pledged to honor these losses in good faith.
BP has been denying claims unfairly and should be held accountable for the damages they have caused that have affected many people's lives. They have come up with a claims process that makes it nearly impossible for honest, hard working people to get the money that they are intitled to through BP's carelessness.
On April 20, 2010 fifty miles off the coast of Venice, Louisiana British Petroleum's Deepwater Horizon Oil rig explodes killing eleven workers.
Oil spills into the Gulf of Mexico - A Way of Life is threatened.
We, the students, staff and faculty of Florida Gulf Coast University, care about our health and the health of those around us. Therefore, we support efforts to make Florida Gulf Coast University a tobacco-free campus.
We are aware of the dangers tobacco use poses on those who use it and those who are involuntarily exposed to it. These problems are completely avoidable. Secondhand smoke is a known killer and a hazard that we prefer to avoid while entering or leaving our campus buildings.
We view this educational institution as a place where knowledge is shared, discussed and integrated into our daily lives, a place that accepts scientific proof and adapts with it, as needed. Yet, our current campus tobacco policy seems at odds with nearly all of the current scientific knowledge about tobacco use.
In 2002, legislation was passed that is now being used as an excuse to rezone properties that are currently zoned as the "A-rated" Gulf Coast High School into the substandard Title 1 "D,F and now C-rated" Golden Gate High School which has a proven historically via publicly-obtainable information to be a dangerous place for anyone due to gang activity, violence, crime, drugs, and a documented history of academic poor outcomes on a myriad of measures, also as published and obtainable.
Of course, the proven studies regarding student mobility, as well as the potential harm and detriment of such a rezoning to our children is not acceptable, as their futures, if not their very lives, are at stake.
We are petitioning below in order to protect our children from harm that is proposed to take place if this rezoning passes by whatever measures are necessary, including the following.
In 2002, legislation was passed that is now being used as an excuse to rezone properties that are currently zoned as the "A-rated" Gulf Coast High School into the substandard Title 1 "D,F and now C-rated" Golden Gate High School which has a proven history via publically-obtainable information of being a dangerous place for anyone due to gang activity, violence, crime, drugs, and a documented history of poor outcomes with regards to academics on a myriad of measures, also as published and obtainable.
Of course, the harm and detriment of such a rezoning to our children is not acceptable, as their futures, if not their very lives, are at stake. But also, we realize that there are other important factors at stake. Whether we have children or not, as certainly many of us owning property, land, investment(s) and/or homes in the aforementioned areas do not have children at all, or have children not of the high school age, each and every one of us realizes the detrimental devaluation this proposed rezoning would cause, ultimately adding insult to injury in a world of economic hardship.
We, the people mentioned above, will be educating and passing along the knowledge of harm and loss with the goal of obtaining every aforementioned owner involved with this cause - the cause to rightfully sustain what we've chosen to purchase with our hard-earned dollars; and, not to have any party or parties infringe upon our rights to sustain the value of our dollars.