UPDATE: FPL may postpone their hearing, BUT THE NEWS CONFERENCE AND PROTEST IS STILL ON.
This coming Tuesday, March 8th at 4pm, members of the Seminole tribal community and Florida environmentalists will hold a news conference and protest outside the City Commission Chambers in Clewiston, Florida. Demonstrators want to alert the public that Hendry County’s Commissioners plan to destroy what remains of our sacred environment and put up what some fear could be one of the biggest power facilities in the United States.
The commissioner’s conniving plans come in the form of obscure petitions slipped into the Hendry Commission’s agenda for its March 8th 5pm meeting at the Clewiston chambers. If they thought nobody would notice they were WRONG!
Their schemes persist despite the loud objections of the people who live in the area, particularly those who make their home in the Big Cypress Seminole Indian Reservation. Florida Power and Light has been lusting after Hendry County land as a site for a new power plant for years. It is within just a few miles of the Big Cypress Seminole Indian Reservation. In 2014, the tribe won a court victory that should have stopped FPL in its tracks. But, now, in a devious move, the county wants to twist zoning language to allow it anyway. Neighborhood residents feel betrayed and ignored and vow to fight the power plant and the devious ploys to build it in a place where children play.
Here is the link to the county agenda that has the petitions for tomorrow’s meeting. http://18.104.22.168/Weblink8/0/doc/79199/Electronic.aspx
For more information contact:
Samuel Tommie, local resident
863 228-7345 – samueltommieATyahooDOTcom