Does it seem like FPL is the sucker in these fossil fuel deals by its parent NextEra?
While the people of Florida fall far behind even New Jersey and Massachusetts in deploying solar power in the much more populous Sunshine State?
You can call your local, state, and federal officials and ask them to stop the fossil fuel boondoggles and get on with solar power.
As we’ve seen,
NextEra is unloading its Oklahoma fracking operation onto FPL.
“Positive” effects of fracking in Oklahoma have included
Meanwhile, NextEra subsidiary Nextera Energy Resources
solar operations in California, Nevada, New Mexico, and even
but not in Florida.
NextEra’s Yieldco NextEra Energy Partners (NEP) is even Continue reading NextEra invests in solar while its subsidiary FPL promotes fracked methane Sabal Trail
Tampa Bay Times opposes FPL fracking Oklahoma to send fracked methane through the Sabal Trail pipeline, and so can you, through this
petition by Food & Water Watch:
Tell PSC to deny Florida Power & Light’s request for fracked gas!
Remember, FPL’s parent NextEra Energy is
buying into green energy in Hawaii.
FPL should do the same in the Sunshine State.
You can also write letters to the editor, like
Vickie Machado sent to the Miami Herald
Don’t allow fracking in Florida,
6 December 2014, Continue reading FWW petition against FPL fracking
Apparently unaware of
its own parent NextEra’s green energy move in Hawaii,
FPL wants to
frack Oklahoma, and meets some resistance from a newspaper back home in Florida.
Editorials: PSC should reject FPL’s request to explore for natural gas,
If the Florida Public Service Commission wants to give electric
utilities unprecedented permission to explore for natural gas or
gold or other riches, it ought to at least require the utilities’
shareholders to assume the financial risk. Utility customers should
not pay all of the costs while the monopolies keep all of the
profits, which is exactly what Florida Power & Light wants the PSC
The editorial elaborates, including this: Continue reading PSC should reject FPL’s request to explore for natural gas –Tampa Bay Times
Back in May Sabal Trail and FSC argued fracking wasn’t relevant
to their pipelines.
How can they argue that now that FPL wants to frack
frack Oklahoma for methane for those pipelnes proposed to gouge through
Alabama, Florida, and Georgia?
Mary Ellen Klas, Miami Herald, 1 December 2014,
FPL asks permission to drill for natural gas, Continue reading Miami Herald notices FPL wants ratepayers to pay to frack Oklahoma
FPL’s going to
help frack on that other river you can see on that map in Olkahoma, so they can ship the gas through Sabal Trail to Florida, where there are three already-approved LNG export operations.
Matthew Nuttle, News9.com, 9 November 2014,
Five Earthquakes Strike Within Minutes Of Each Other In Northern, Central OK,
OKLAHOMA CITY—A rash of earthquakes erupted in counties across
northern and central parts of Oklahoma, Sunday night.
Five earthquakes in all were recorded between 8 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.,
the most of which occurred near the town of Medford, Okla.
Received today. I added the links and illustrations and a few [notes]. -jsq
Copy of Letter sent to Albany Mayor Hubbard on behalf of Beacon
Baptist Church opposing pipeline: Hello Mayor Hubbard,
I am writing to you on behalf of Beacon Baptist Church located at
5818 Newton Rd., Albany Ga. directly across from the proposed site
for the Sabal Trail/Spectra Energy compressor station and pipeline
We are asking you, as the Mayor of Albany, to take action in
protecting our community by opposing the Sabal Trail/Spectra Energy
pipeline. We have contacted County Commissioners and reached out to
your office on several occasions about this issue. We have done
extensive research compiling a list of some 6095 people across the
US that have been negatively affected by Sabal Trail/Spectra Energy
and other related pipelines. We have cited
the numerous safety
violations of Sabal Trail/Spectra Energy and the enormous fines that
have been levied against them. It is our deep concern that after 51
years at our current location, Continue reading Protect our community from Sabal Trail –Beacon Baptist Church to Albany Mayor Hubbard
FPL integrated ownership of fracking and pipelines to LNG export for its profit,
at the expense of Alabama, Georgia, and Florida landowners, U.S. natural gas customers, and of course
FPL ratepayers: that’s what FPL is hoping to wrap up at the Florida PSC.
FPL wants to buy the 50% its parent NextEra Energy
bought of “independent” PetroQuest’s Oklahoma fracking operation
back in 2010 before FPL put out
its December 2012 RFP
for what ended up being the Transco -> Sabal Trail -> FSC
methane pipeline to Martin County, Florida,
an FPL pipeline from there to the sea at Riviera Beach.
three LNG export operations have been authorized and
a fourth LNG export operation has reqeusted a permit from FERC.
FPL’s PR of 25 June 2014 doesn’t mention most of the above,
not even that NextEra already owns half of PetroQuest’s
Oklahoma fracking operation.
FPL proposes innovative plan to invest in natural gas to save customers millions of dollars and lower long-term fuel costs, Continue reading FPL to purchase NextEra gas fracking subsidiary in Oklahoma