FPL and Spectra could lose, because many organizations and individuals don’t want dirty methane pipelines when we can go straight to conservation, efficiency, and solar and wind power.
Kevin Spear wrote for the Orlando Sentinel 19 January 2014 Pipeline to bring natural gas to state,
Florida Power & Light Co. is on the cusp of getting the pipeline it has long wanted to carry natural gas from elsewhere in the nation to Central and South Florida to run the utility’s power plants.
Among them, Audubon Florida lauds natural gas as cleaner than coal when burned by power plants, while Sierra Club Florida opposes the line as likely to ensure that the state becomes further addicted to the fuel at the expense of developing solar power.
Other negative reactions include:
- Contention by many environmentalists that the use of natural gas on the whole — from drilling to consuming — is as damaging to the environment as the use of coal.
- Concerns that the route of the proposed pipeline is potentially harmful to Florida wetlands and aquifers.
- Criticism from some environmental groups that Continue reading Even many FPL allies oppose new methane pipelines