Petition Closed
Petitioning U.S National Park Services and 4 others

ENP: Everglades National Park, or Electric National Park?


If they have their way, Florida Power and Light (FPL) would run 15 story tall, high-voltage transmission lines through Everglades National Park.

Aside from the negative visual aspects of high-voltage lines and unsightly towers, the long term effects of electro-magnetic fields and sound generated by high-voltage power transmission lines on people and the environment have yet to be determined. A National Park is no place to conduct an experiment on an unwitting public.

FPL thinks that either this scenario or a land swap for a strip of land on the eastern border of the ENP is the way to bring power north from Turkey Point, but there are viable alternatives that haven’t been considered -- alternatives that won't interfere with Everglades restoration.

Right now, an Environmental Impact Statement is being drafted, and officials are determining what will happen with our park. We must make sure they hear public outcry now—before it's too late.

11,000 people have already submitted comments opposing FPL's proposal to the NPS. After the EIS is published, a public comment will open. Help us get the message to them loud and clear. No powerlines in the Park.

Please sign this petition to let Florida Power and Light and the National Park Service know that we don’t want powerlines in our National Parks.

Letter to
U.S National Park Services
National Park Service
Florida Power and Light
and 2 others
Secretary of Interior Ken Salazar
President of the United States
I just signed the following petition addressed to: FPL/NPS.

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Don't put powerlines in Everglades National Park

ENP: Everglades National Park, or Electric National Park?

If they have their way, FPL would run 15 story tall, high-voltage transmission lines through Everglades National Park.

Aside from the negative visual aspects of high-voltage lines and unsightly towers, the long term effects of electro-magnetic fields and sound generated by high-voltage power transmission lines on people and the environment have yet to be determined; a National Park is no place to conduct an experiment on an unwitting public.

Florida Power and Light thinks that either this scenario or a land swap for a strip of land on the eastern border of the ENP is the way to bring power north from Turkey Point, but there are viable alternatives that haven’t been considered -- alternatives that won't interfere with Everglades restoration.

At the end of this year, the Draft Environmental Impact Statement will be published, and there will be an opportunity to submit comments directly to the National Park Service. 11,ooo people have already submitted comments opposing FPL's proposal to the NPS. Help us get the message to them loud and clear. No powerlines in the Park.
Please sign this petition to let Florida Power and Light and the National Park Service know that we don’t want powerlines in our National Parks.


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Sincerely,