Friday, May 16, 2014

Gov. Scott, Cabinet Approve New FPL Nuke Plants, Power Lines In South Dade

FPL is getting two new, nuclear, beating hearts of development at Turkey Point. Many communities surrounding the area where new, large transmission lines, are objecting to their placement along U.S. 1. This does keep the lines out of the Everglades National Park, however. Click title for link to article and video. At least one group, other than FPL, appears satisfied with the ruling.
The National Parks Conservation Association, however, was able to achieve a victory.
In a statement released Tuesday, the parks association wrote that “FPL has agreed to new Conditions of Certification that would require it to build its western transmission lines wholly outside of the park, subject to landowner approvals.”
“The National Parks Conservation Association supports a low-impact alternative that keeps the FPL transmission lines completely out of the Everglades National Park. We are pleased by today’s decision by Governor Rick Scott and the Florida Cabinet to support the minimal impact, common sense solution that protects the ecological significance of America’s Everglades and ensures Florida’s future power supply needs are met,” according to the statement.
The project still needs approval by the federal government.