Petition Tag - moratorium

1. NO Compressor Station & other Polluting Industries in Franklin County, VA

Because of the pending development of an industrial/business park by the Franklin County, VA Government, neighbors and surrounding landowners are concerned about the potential for polluters in the community.

The proposed Mountain Valley Pipeline is also routed through the northwestern area of the County's proposed industrial/business park parcel and there is the possibility for a Natural Gas Compressor Station or other Natural Gas substation to be constructed.

As individual citizens, we are together taking a step forward to protect our community and the county to keep polluting industries OUT.

2. Moratoire Vert / Green Moratorium

Français
Nous réclamons à l'Agglomération de Montréal, aux municipalités sur l'île de Montréal et au gouvernement du Québec un Moratoire Vert. Ce moratoire gèlerait tout développement résidentiel dans les espaces verts au cours des dix prochaines années, le temps nécessaire pour assurer une protection efficace des milieux naturels.

English
We demand from the Montreal Agglomeration, from all municipalities on the island of Montreal and from the government of Québec a Green Moratorium. Such a moratorium requires a halt to all development on and in green spaces on the island of Montreal for the next ten years, the time needed to assure proper protection of natural spaces.

3. No to the Hydro One Sale

The Government of Ontario has stated its intention to sell 60% of Hydro One Inc. a Crown Corporation. The government of the day did not explicitly campaign on, nor did they receive a mandate from the electorate to do so.

A citizen’s initiated referendum (CIR) on a similar question in New Zealand asked the question: "Do you support the Government selling up to 49% of Meridian Energy, Mighty River Power, Genesis Power, Solid Energy and Air New Zealand?” Approximately 67% or 895,332 voters said “No”. The government of the day ignored the results because less than a million said “No”.

As we have seen before, the sale of assets, paid for by the taxpayers of Ontario, is a serious matter and the electorate need to be consulted and heard on this issue before it goes any further.

We need to get the Premiers attention and make it crystal clear to her that she does not have a mandate to sell our assets.

4. Stop UK Wind Farm Development

The time has come for UK governing bodies to rethink the development and use of wind power. Countries such as Denmark, Holland and Canada are increasingly stepping away from wind power for a number of reasons including:

a) Most crucially, the failure to deliver reliable, consistent, affordable energy.

b) Significant human and environmental impacts.

c) Economic impacts in the form of higher electricity costs and increasing fuel poverty.

5. No to Biomass Power Station in Leith

Forth Energy plan to build a huge biomass power station in Leith, about a mile from the centre of Edinburgh, a world heritage site.

Forth Energy stand to make millions of pounds in public subsidies. But this giant incinerator would be situated just 200 metres from local housing, with a 120m high chimney, burning millions of tonnes of imported wood 24/7 and generating increased lorry traffic in an already congested and polluted area.

On our website www.noleithbiomass.org.uk we outline our objections and provide evidence from research articles showing that cutting down trees and transporting them across the world in order to burn them, is far from 'green', sustainable, or truly renewable.

You can follow the campaign on Facebook

6. Keep Electronic Music Festivals at the L.A. Coliseum

Recently, at the two-day event known as Electric Daisy Carnival, there was an unexpected and tragic death of one of its party goers. It has been purposed by Zev Yaroslavsky, Los Angeles County Supervisor, that this combined with roughly 120 omitted to the hospital that also attended created chaos and a complete break down of public safety.

The total attending the event reached 185,000 making that figure just 0.06% needing hospitalization for mostly minor injuries such as dehydration.

In a hasty and brash reactionary move, he has called for a moratorium “to any individual or company that promotes raves” who wish to book the Coliseum for future events.

In response Coliseum Commission President Barry Sanders has placed a temporary moratorium until a special meeting is convened to discuss the issues further.

On Friday, July 16th, there will be a city council meeting to discuss whether this ban should be extended.

By signing this petition you will be showing your support for the electronic music movement and ensure its rightful home among L.A's culture.

7. Action Now to Save the Gulf

SIGN PETITION AT BOTTOM OF PAGE. THANK YOU.

We are the "SMALL PEOPLE" of the Gulf Coast States.
We will not stand idly by and let the "BIG PEOPLE" destroy us, our jobs, our industries, our communities and our country. We may be small but we are many and so are our friends around this great nation.

We, the "Small People" are the oil industry. Stop demonizing us.

We will take our lives back from the "BIG PEOPLE", the outsiders from Washington and other foreign countries that have caused this preventable disaster. The "BIG PEOPLE" are making the problem worse through their incompetence, inaction, exploitation and politicization of this crises.

We are tough, proud, hardworking, innovative and independent.

We know how to solve problems and this problem can be solved if BP and Washington get out of the way.

We are even more concerned about protecting the environment than all the environmentalists, media and academics combined. The Gulf is our heart and our soul; our livelihood and our inspiration. Fishing, oil and gas production and tourism have been our lifeblood for generations.

We will not let BP and Washington destroy, in 60 days, what we have built for generations.

We will survive because if we don't it will be the beginning of the end of America as we know it.

We will ween ourselves off of oil and gas when our enemies do the same. Until then they will take our oil if we don't. The reality is today there is no technology to replace fossil fuels; only the technology to make it safer and cleaner. Even a brief moratorium will force the best rigs and technology to quickly leave U.S. waters guaranteeing the destruction of the industry. This will dangerously weaken our national defenses.

We can get the well controlled and we will clean up and restore our environment better than before!

We will make BP and Washington pay for the catastrophy they have inflicted on us and our country.

In the meantime, we refuse to become dependent on BP and Washington.

We are the ones that will fix this. We want our jobs and our lives back and we want them now!

President Obama: Your ill-conceived moratorium and Washington's failure to act, instead of blame, is cutting off the lifeblood of our people. When our blood stops flowing, it won't matter if the leak is stopped, the Gulf Coast will already be dead and so will America.
Washington and BP have had their chance and have failed. The real disaster in the Gulf is what the government and BP are causing by not taking the following immediate actions.

This call to action is the opportunity to begin a nationwide economic recovery.

8. Keep Montana Medical Marijuana safe and legal

Recently, the City of Great Falls, MT has announced a moratorium on Medical Marijuana dispensaries. City attorney, Chad Parker, explains the situation:

"... someone trying to sell medical marijuana out of a store or office within the city limits during the moratorium would be violating a requirement to obtain permits. Medical marijuana businesses are not able to obtain safety inspection permits, which are required for businesses in the city, during the moratorium."

This is clearly an attempt to re-criminalize medical marijuana, which was voted by a wide margin to be de-criminalized in November, 2004.

9. Moratorium against the use of tasers

-Moratorium against the use of tasers by the police and the transit security;

-the use of tasers by transit police is far outside guidelines that say they should be used only if someone is suicidal, violent or about to injure himself or someone else;

-Translink police are Canada's only armed transit police force;

-60 more people have died since Robert Dziekanski after being Tasered by police, including five Canadians;

-At least 286 people in North America have died since 2001 after being stunned by the TASER's 50,000 volt discharge

-There is no way of knowing whether individual Taser weapons meet the manufacturer's specifications;

-There are no Canadian safety testing standards of any kind for the devices;

-It is entirely possible that some weapons discharge much more electrical energy than they are supposed to, and that police officers are unwittingly killing people as a result;

-TASER and the law enforcement community often point to other factors that they say actually cause death;

-such as drug or alcohol use or a phenomenon they have coined "excited delirium", which is not a recognized medical condition;

-TASER International says so-called "excited delirium" is a potentially fatal condition.

-Here are some questions: How many people have died of "excited delirium" in the last five years in situations that did not involve law enforcement? Do people only reach potentially lethal levels of excitement or delirium when they are accosted by peace officers?

-Tasers are arguably being overused by police;

-They have reportedly been used to shock children as young as six (in Florida) and an 82 year old woman was recently shocked in Chicago;

-Amnesty International studied 271 fatalities and found that the victim was unarmed in all but 22 of the cases. Most of these victims were no risk to anyone.

10. Securing the Filipino Youth's Future - No Tuition Fee Increases in the Philippines

11. VISITORS to South Algonquin: Support our 10 year moratorium on Wind Energy developments

RES Canada Inc. and the Province of Ontario are in the early stages of planning the Whitney Wind Farm - a large scale wind energy facility (48 massive turbines) located entirely on crown land currently home to pristine forests and lakes and adjacent to Algonquin Provincial Park.
(For more information, visit KeepWhitneyWild.com)

On October 16th 2008, the Council of South Algonquin Township passed a resolution calling for a moratorium on all wind energy projects in the Township for 10 years. The resolution passed with UNANIMOUS support. However, the developer, RES Canada Inc., remains committed to the project and the Province has expressed their "disappointment" with Council's decision.

12. RESIDENTS of South Algonquin: Support the 10 year moratorium on Wind Energy developments

RES Canada Inc. and the Province of Ontario are in the early stages of planning the Whitney Wind Farm - a large scale wind energy facility (48 massive turbines) located entirely on crown land currently home to pristine forests and lakes and adjacent to Algonquin Provincial Park.
(For more information, visit KeepWhitneyWild.com)

On October 16th 2008, the Council of South Algonquin Township passed a resolution calling for a moratorium on all wind energy projects in the Township for 10 years. The resolution passed with UNANIMOUS support. However, the developer, RES Canada Inc., remains committed to the project and the Province has expressed their "disappointment" with Council's decision.

13. Moratorium urgently needed: Kangaroos heading for Extinction

After investigating the state government data pertaining to kangaroo densities across the Kangaroo Management Zones, it has been found that kangaroos are now 'quasi extinct' across most of NSW, South Australia and Queensland. 'Quasi extinction' refers to population densities of less than five kangaroos per square kilometre and has been defined by the Murray Darling Report as 'the nominal value of kangaroo densities taken to be the effective loss of the species.'

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The Murray Darling Report is a document published by the Murray Darling Commission, written by government and independent scientists and titled 'Kangaroo Options in the Murray Darling Basin.' The report says, 'Strategies that produce average densities of less than five kangaroos per square kilometre would result in minimum densities of less than two kangaroos per square kilometre and could be considered a threat to species conservation.'

Further interpretation of state government data from New South Wales, Queensland and South Australia shows kangaroo densities that are now less than two kangaroos per square kilometre across more than 50% of these states. The Murray Darling Report states, 'Critical minimum densities of less than two kangaroos per square kilometre would generally be considered at risk of extinction.'

In regard to the future of the kangaroo industry, the Murray Darling Report said, 'Reduction of kangaroo densities to less than five per square kilometre over large areas would result in the demise of the kangaroo industry.'

Government statistics also show that the average weight of kangaroos killed in South Australia and Queensland is only 21 kilograms i.e. juveniles aged about two years, the males of whom are not even at reproductive age and females, most barely at breeding age. In South Australia 50% of kangaroos killed are females in half the state which by itself puts kangaroos at risk of extinction.

With one third of Australian native mammals having been driven to extinction since the first settlers arrived just over 200 years ago, we cannot afford to imperil the existence of kangaroos who are the world's second most recognised tourist symbol. An $85 billion tourist industry is not worth sacrificing for a $200 million kangaroo industry. Kangaroos are worth far more alive than dead. Blinded by short-term profits, certain industries could be responsible for the extinction of our kangaroos and in fact that is already starting to happen.

It is imperative that we implement a moratorium on commercial and non-commercial killing of kangaroos immediately for the sake of our country, our tourist industry, our economy, our environment, our reputation, and most importantly, our world-famous icon.



For more information go to http://www.stopkangarookilling.org http://www.australiansocietyforkangaroos.com
http://www.aph.gov.au/Senate/committee/history/animalwelfare_ctte/kangaroos/11minrep.pdf

SPONSORS:
Nikki Sutterby, Coordinator, Australian Society for Kangaroos, E: australiansocietyforkangaroos@gmail.com
P: 0417354408

Pat OBrien, Coordinator, Wildlife Protection Association Australia, and the Kangaroo Protection Coalition
pat@wildlifeprotectaust.org.au, P: 0408711344

Fiona Corke, Campaign Coordinator, Kangaroo Defenders P: 0410745793

Professor Steve Garlick PhD, FAUCEA
Professor, Regional Engagement, University of the Sunshine Coast (Qld), Vice President, AUCEA, Advisor, IMHE/OECD, Member, St James Ethics Centre,
P: 0428 880 564, E: sgarlick@msn.com.au

Dr Mark Drummond, Mathematics and Statistics Teacher
phone 02 6255 0772, email markld@ozemail.com.au

Maryland Wilson, President, Australian Wildlife Protection Council Inc, Kindness House, Suite 18, 288 Brunswick St, Fitzroy, Victoria 3065, Coalition for Wildlife Corridors
P: 0417 148 501, E: kangaroo@peninsula.hotkey.net.au
web site: www.awpc.org.au

IMPORTANT:
* If you want your name to be anonymous, uncheck 'signature display' and type in your real name which will only be used for the Senate petition, not online.
* Your street address and email will not be publicly visible, only your town, state and country. If you do not wish town, state, country to be visible contact us privately with your information.

- IMPORTANT NOTE -
WITHOUT YOUR FULL NAME, FULL ADDRESS (INCLUDING STREET OR PO BOX NUMBER) - AND EMAIL - YOUR SIGNATURE WILL BE DELETED as it will be rejected by the Australian parliament as a valid signature.

Every vote counts for the kangaroos but unfilled required fields do not count.

DUPLICATE SIGNATURES ALSO DELETED. Signing more than once will not count. Sorry!

Learn more at http://www.kangaroosatrisk.net
http://www.australiansocietyforkangaroos.org

14. Death Penalty Moratoriumin the USA

Please sign this petition asking for a three year moratorium on the death penalty in the USA.

There are way to many innocent people under the death sentence and until we find a way to correct the injustices we should not risk killing any more innocent people.

15. Protect Alaska's Bristol BAy

BRISTOL BAY: AMERICA'S MARINE CROWN JEWEL

Bristol Bay, nestled just north of Alaska's Aleutian Island chain, is described by the National Marine Fisheries Service as the "single most important region of the U.S. Outer Continental Shelf for the conservation of marine mammals and endangered species and the protection and management of fishery resources." It has been protected from offshore oil and gas drilling for the last fourteen years. Now, however, it has become a primary target for drilling. A key U.S. Senate committee recently proposed deleting the longstanding, bipartisan protections for Bristol Bay, despite White House support for extended protections.

ECONOMIC AND ECOLOGICAL SIGNIFICANCE
The living marine resources and global ecological significance of Bristol Bay far outweigh its projected oil and gas value. Bristol Bay:

- shelters the world's largest run of sockeye salmon, a key halibut nursery conservation area, and important herring and king crab fisheries, all of which are mainstays of the regional economy;
- provides the migration corridor for millions of adult salmon and the migration and feeding habitat for numerous seabirds and marine mammals;
- is virtually surrounded by a critical coastal habitat for marine mammals, including the world's premier walrus breeding areas;
- shelters one of the largest eelgrass beds on the planet, Izembek Lagoon, an underwater meadow crucial to the bay's fish, birds, and invertebrates.

This tremendous concentration of wildlife is threatened by routine drilling discharges and accidental spills from proposed offshore drilling operations and risky tankering of oil.

CONTINUE PROTECTIONS FOR BRISTOL BAY
Fortunately, the House of Representatives has voted to extend the moratorium protecting Bristol Bay for another year, so debate over the protections should continue this September, when a joint House-Senate conference committee is expected to take up the issue.

Bristol Bay won a reprieve from the dangers of offshore drilling once before, when 23 oil leases there were relinquished by the petroleum industry soon after the tragic Exxon-Valdez tanker spill devastated Alaska's Prince William Sound. The people and wildlife of Prince William Sound still have not recovered from the 1989 spill, and yet the oil industry now wants to risk an even bigger catastrophe in Bristol Bay, where seasonal broken sea ice, fierce storms, and rough ocean conditions would make oil spill cleanup impossible. The wildlife of Bristol Bay needs your help!!
*Note, the petition may be sent to other senators depending on who signs it!

16. Moratorium on Death Sentences in the US

For those who do not know, a Moratorium is:
"a legally authorized period of delay in the performance of a legal obligation or the
payment of a debt b : a waiting period set by an authority"
I am sending this petition to the Govenor of Texas, in a plea for him to grant a Moratorium on current death sentences to be carried out. I am not asking for an opinion or vote on pro/anti death penalty. I am not attempting to abolish the death penalty. I am fighting for the rights of a fair trial and due process. It has been proven in 350 capital convictions over the past 20 years
that the convicted person had not committed the crime. Of these cases,25 people were executed before their innocence was discovered.
In cases where the person was guilty, or at least not proven innocent, most of these did not recieve adequate representation. On many cases the lawyer assigned to the case, had never tried a murder case, and/or an appeals case. In one trial, the defense attorney fell asleep during half of the trial! Fell asleep! And the Judge did nothing saying, that the law doesn't require an attorney to be awake during the trial!
Wrather you are for or against the Death Penalty doesn't apply. We are not fighting for the lives of criminals, we are fighting for fair trials, adequate representation, and a Criminal justice system that stands for the morals, ethics, and virtues, our country promises. Declaring the innocence or guilt is not our judgment, our judgment is to be sure that the person/people determining innocence or guilt, are doing so following all standards and proceedings as they are stated in our constitution and the laws that define what we in America stand for.
I am requesting a Moratorium-that all executions be postponed-untill the system is evalutated and an investigation of criminal proceedings is completed. The system is being investigated regardless, but in the meantime, people are being executed, some which may be proven innocent, probaly once it's too late to matter. Once the investigation is completed, those still found guilty and deserving, will have their execution date set and carried through. We are always open and able to carry through an execution, but once someone gets the needle, there is nothing we can do. We fight not for rights of murderers, we fight for the rights of a country founded on freedom and fairness.

17. A 5 Year Freeze on Genetic Engineering

The Tablelands GeneEthics Network formed 18 months ago with the aim of freezing the growth of gene modified crops across the Atherton Tablelands region of North Queensland for a period of 5 years.

In this time a moratorium can allow for proper investigation of the affects of Gene Modified crops in relation to health, environment & industry.

A forum held in Atherton on the 26 March 2001 drew an audience of close to 500 residents to listen to speakers from the Organic farming association, Queensland DPI, Monsanto & Consumer food network.

A questionnaire on the night showed that 89% of attendees agreed to a 5 year moratorium on the Atherton Tablelands.