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Oppose Wind Turbines on Florida Beaches
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While we applaud FPL’s initiative to develop new sources of clean, alternative energy for its Florida customers, we support the research conducted by the Surfrider Foundation concluding that a volatile barrier island is an unsuitable location for industrial wind turbines. This business venture planned by FPL will generate far too little power (1,800 homes at an estimated average wind speed of 14 mph) to risk endangering our fragile coastal ecosystem. As signers of this petition, we ask that: 1) the St. Lucie County Board of County Commissioners deny FPL a variance to the county height restriction; 2) the Florida Department of Environmental Protection deny an exemption to build wind turbines beyond the designated Coastal Construction Control Line; 3) the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers prepare a thorough Environmental Impact Statement regarding the alteration of upland and mangrove habitats; 4) FPL, in writing, guarantee unrestricted public access to Walton Rocks Beach.
The Oppose Wind Turbines on Florida Beaches petition to County Commissioners, US Army Corps of Engineers, Dept. of Environmental Protection, Governor Crist was written by Surfrider Foundation - Treasure Coast Chapter and is in the category Environment at GoPetition. Contact author here. Petition tags: surfrider foundation, windmills, wind turbines, fpl, public beaches, treasure coast surfrider, environment