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|Originally Posted: 16 June 2011|
Say No to Power Lines in Everglades National Park
Send your personalized comments to Everglades Superintendent Dan Kimball below and tell him that our national parks are owned by the American people and are not for power lines. And we need to protect the animals and plants that have survived there for thousands of years.
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Everglades National Park is one of America's iconic and treasured places. The National Park Service should remain committed to protecting and preserving our precious natural resources for the enjoyment of future generations, take a hard look at the consequences of this action, and reject the proposal which would convey these public lands to Florida Power and Light.
Conveying Everglades National Park land to a for-profit utility company for a transmission corridor along the eastern park boundary would significantly interfere with ongoing restoration efforts. New power lines should avoid national parks and not put at risk water quality, wildlife habitat and corridors, and native plants. American and international visitors don't want to see 140-foot towers and power lines surrounding this World Heritage Site. We must ensure that future generations can experience America's scenic wonders unspoiled.
Thank you for everything you do for animals!