Oppose FPL\'s West County Energy Center--one of the largest Fossil Fuel Power Plants in the US! No Everglades River of Gas! *Will generate power for half-a-million units of new development, aiming into the Everglades Agricultural Area (500,000 homes) *Will use 6.5 billion gallons of water a year (more than 50,000 homes worth) *21 million gallons of wastewater injected into the ground each day; no other power plant uses this technology; nearby residents rely on well water (but not for long) * 4,800 tons of harmful pollution per year including: SO2, NOx, COx and VOCs over a 12 mile radius *Seminole Ridge High School is 5.5 miles away; Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge is 1000 feet away (acid rain) *13 pounds of Mercury released into the air each year (no more fishing; 1 gram kills people) *12 Unsightly stacks each 150 feet tall *10 million tons of CO2 per year (ice caps at record low this year; FL is at sea level) *12.6 million gallons of diesel fuel stored on site between 2 rock blasting pits This is not a done deal. You Can Stop the Growth Machine! *Sign the petition, it will be used to inform public official of community opposition.
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