- To remove the increased energy rates and stop the efforts to create a nuclear power plant in Tampa.
- United States of America
Progress Energy has recently increased their bills causing people to pay twice their normal bills to pay for the construction of a nuclear power plant in Tampa, Florida. Nuclear power is very dangerous, and to place one in a populated area is indisputably reckless.
The cost of the plant is 17 billion dollars and Progress Energy currently serves 1.7 million people. This means that the price each household will pay (if split evenly) is 10,000 dollars. At the current rate, a little less that 8 percent (115.32 annually), this increase will be in effect for nearly 87 years unless more increases are to come to speed up the process. That's 87 years of these intense conditions, and in order to reduce the time, the payments must increase even more.
If you think it doesn't apply to you because you don't live in Florida think again. President Obama stated on February 16th "Investing in nuclear energy remains a necessary step" and "this is only the beginning." He plans to create nuclear power plants all over the US saying each one will create thousands of construction jobs with only 800 being permanent.
We, the undersigned, call on the United States Government to halt all plans or in progress work on the construction of the nuclear power plant, refund the customers of Progress Energy the fines already paid, and consider a more economically and environmentally friendly approach for energy, such as solar, wind, wave, or geothermal energy.
The Stop Progress Energy Increased Rates petition to To remove the increased energy rates and stop the efforts to create a nuclear power plant in Tampa. was written by Hector Gonzalez and is in the category Nuclear at GoPetition.