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.