Local opposition has gotten a proposed FPL fracked methane power plant away
from the Big Cypress Seminole Indian Reservation,
and part of FPL’s site converted to a proposed solar plant.
More can be done, but this shows county commissions can fight even mighty FPL,
plus Sabal Trail’s pipeline, the likely source of the gas.
FPL wanted rezoning March 8th, but Hendry County Commissioners postponed it
until April 12th, which is tomorrow.
Eileen Soler, Seminole Tribune, 29 March 2016,
Another delay for Hendry FPL plant hearing, Continue reading Partial win at FPL Hendry County proposed power plant 2016-04-12
Bobby C. Billie of the Council of the Original Miccosukee Simanolee Nation Aboriginal Peoples
came to the hearing in Leesburg, GA for Sabal Trail Transmission v. the Bell family.
Thanks to Trisha Springstead, here is a PDF
with several documents from that Council;
the first Statement and the main images are inline here in HTML. -jsq
Council of the Original Miccosukee Simanolee Nation
November 21, 2013
In the 1700’s and 1800’s The Miccosukee Simanolee Nation entered
into Agreements with the United States and entered into an Executive
Agreement with the United States in 1842, which guaranteed and
recognized the Miccosukee Simanolee Nation Aboriginal Peoples’ title
to about 5 million acres in south Florida. The Agreement was
confirmed by Executive Order of the President in 1845. The
Agreement has never been repudiated nor terminated Continue reading Not willing to exchange for money –Council of the Original Miccosukee Simanolee Nation
Opposition from the south end of the proposed pipeline route,
from a group that has been opposing FPL fracked methane power plants since 2008.
Panagioti wrote for Earth First! Newswire 6 April 2014,
Spectra Seeks Approval to Send Gas Pipeline into the Southern Swamps,
What would you do if a corporation got permits to build a time bomb
on your land?
Rural communities across Alabama, Georgia and Florida are joining
the chorus of people asking this all-too-familiar question.
But resistance to proposed fossil fuel pipelines has been growing…
almost as frequent as the steady stream of disasters from existing
New York, Vermont, Pennsylvania, Texas, Oklahoma, Michigan, B.C., Ontario….
Each Continue reading Spectra Pipeline into Southern Swamps –Earth First!