Action Alert: Protest Mines at St. Lukes Eye Clinic Jan. 25

January 11, 2018

What:  Protest Dr. James Gills’ financial and moral ownership of the Largo Verde Mine and adjacent Seven Diamonds Mine.   Dr. James Gills is founder of the St. Luke’s Eye Clinic who urges his staff treating patients to consider “What would I do if this was my mother, my brother, my sister?”  a moral doctrine he does not extend to those living near the mines.  So let’s pay a visit, and bring a friend and ask him to be his better self, a devout Christian, a respected physician, and a human being, to do all he can to restore peace and quiet to those he is harming.

Why:  Dozens of people have spoken before the Pasco County Commissioners for over eight hours on how explosions at the existing Lago Verde mine have wrecked their lives, and how doubling the explosions with a second mine at Seven Diamonds will destroy their quality of life. A woman married to a Vietnam veteran sees him reliving the combat he experienced.  A mother with an autistic child watches him terrified, banging his head to try to shut out the noise.  The mother of a son killed in Afghanistan can’t hang his portrait on the wall because the explosions knock it down.  A neighbor, also a physicist, says the explosions will create not just sinkholes but will ruin the Weeki Wachee aquifer.  A veteran who was a demolitions expert says the efforts to lessen the impact of the explosions at the mine are not just inadequate, they are fraudulent to maximize the profits.

When:  Saturday, January 27 at 10:00 a.m.

Where:  43309 US Hwy 19 N, Tarpon Springs, FL 34689

We will assemble at Northern Tool – on the east side of US19 about 1/4 mile north of the Hospital. There is a sidewalk leading to St Luke’ from there. People should park in the right rear lot at Northern.

Who:  YOU.  Please show up to help us express our outrage at the injustice and destructive environmental impacts that mining brings to this area of Florida.

More info:  We will have “No Mine” signs, but feel free to bring your own. See you there! Questions?  Contact Dan Callaghan. (727) 372-1742.   Hernando people call DeeVon at 352 277-3330 if you want to carpool.





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