Target: James L. Robo, CEO of Florida Power and Light
Goal: Discard plans to expand nuclear power plant next to Everglades National Park.
Two South Florida national parks that are home to some of the nation’s most rare and endangered animals, Everglades National Park and Biscayne National Park, are in danger due to plans to expand Turkey Point Nuclear Power Plant. Florida Power and Light, owner of the nuclear power plant, plans on constructing two new nuclear units on the property. This would make the nuclear power plant one of the largest in the country, and it would sit on the shores of the nation’s most famous national park.
Species such as the stork, manatee, and alligator, who are already facing great danger due to the effects of pollution, climate change, and construction, will be threatened. Everglades’ and Biscayne’s tourism industries, which total hundreds of millions of dollars, are also threatened because the expansion of the plant will not only endanger the animals that millions visit, but it will also pollute the parks’ beautiful water where so many scuba dive and boat. This water pollution may even seep into the drinking water for South Florida residents.
Florida Power and Light still has time to stop this destruction before it is too late. Sign the petition to demand that the company scrap its plans to expand its nuclear plant so that both animals and residents of the area may be protected.
Dear Mr. Robo,
Your company, Florida Power and Light, is considering expanding its South Florida nuclear power plant. This power plant is on the shore of two popular national parks: Everglades National Park and Biscayne National Park. These parks are home to many endangered animals and are main sources of income for the state’s economy.
Not only will the expansion of the power plant damage the environment, it will also damage the economy. Animals such as the alligator and the manatee will be threatened. Water will be polluted, turning away millions of tourists. The sheer extent of this expansion’s damage cannot even be measured. However, there is still time to discard these plans. I ask that your company scrap plans to expand your nuclear power plant, for the sake of the environment and the people of Florida.
[Your Name Here]
Photo Credit: National Park Service