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Contacting Officials

  • When contacting elected officials, please be aware of the heirarchy of communication.

This list is ordered starting with what is most paid attention to first:

  • Phone calls
  • Hand-written letters
  • Faxes
  • Personal Emails
  • Emails that look like a form letter

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Please ask these officials the following:

Please follow the advice of Dr. Michael Crosby of Mote Marine Laboratory and keep pressure on BP. They need to pay in full for ALL damages caused by their reckless disregard for proper safety procedures. Please do all you can to ensure that this kind of event never happens again. We simply cannot let a corporation (nor a government) disregard proper precautionary protocols any more.

Two major points to stress in your phone calls and letters:

  • Demand an immediate halt to the use of toxic dispersants now and in the future. They have made the problem worse by creating underwater plumes and contaminating the food chain. 


  • Demand independent testing of air, our seabed, and the water column, for oil and dispersants, including the most toxic ingredients: 2BE and Propylene Glycol.

President Obama
President Obama
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20500
Comments: 202-456-1111
FAX: 202-456-2461
His email address is president@whitehouse.gov

EPA Director Lisa Jackson
Director Jackson
Environmental Protection Agency
Ariel Rios Building
1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC 20460
(202) 272-0167

Her email address is jackson.lisa@epa.gov

Region 4 (AL, FL, GA, KY, MS, NC, SC, TN)
Environmental Protection Agency
Atlanta Federal Center
61 Forsyth Street, SW
Atlanta, GA 30303-3104
Phone: (404) 562-9900
Fax: (404) 562-8174
Toll free: (800) 241-1754

Governor Rick Scott
Office of the Governor
The Capitol
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0001


Phone: (850) 488-7146
Fax: (850) 487-0801

DEP Secretary Mike Sole
Secretary Mike Sole
Florida Department of Environmental Protection
3900 Commonwealth Blvd. MS49
Tallahassee, FL 32399


Phone: (850) 245-2011
Fax: (850) 245-2021

DCA Secretary Tom Pelham
Secretary Thomas G. Pelham
Florida Department of Community Affairs
2555 Shumard Oak Boulevard
Tallahassee, FL 32399-2100


Phone: (850) 488-8466
Fax: (850) 921-0781

Senator Bill Nelson
United States Senate
716 Senate Hart Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
Phone: (202) 224-5274
Fax: (202) 228-2183

Landmark Two
225 East Robinson Street, Ste 410
Orlando, Florida 32801
Phone: (407) 872-7161
Toll Free: (888) 671-4091
Fax: (407) 872-7165

Email: billnelson.senate.gov

Senator George LeMieux

United States Senate
356 Russell Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
Telephone: (202) 224-3041
Fax: (202) 228-5171
201 S. Orange Ave., Suite 350
Orlando, FL 32801
Tel: (407) 254-2573
Fax: (407) 423-0941
Toll-Free in FL: (866) 630-7106

Email Web Form: lemieux.senate.gov/public/?p=EmailSenatorLeMieux

US Congressman Vern Buchanan, FL 13th Congressional District

235 N. Orange Avenue
Suite 201
Sarasota, FL 34236
P | (941) 951-6643
F | (941) 951-2972

Florida State Representative Doug Holder, District 70
8486 S. Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL 34238-2953
(941) 918-4028

Florida State Representative Ray Pilon, District 69
Suite 310-311
1660 Ringling Boulevard
Sarasota, FL 34236-6808
Phone: (941) 955-8077

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