URGENT! Petition against Progress Energy rate hikes

From: Nikki
Sent on: Thursday, February 5, 2009 11:05 AM
SIGNATURES NEEDED POST HASTE!

Florida is one of the ONLY states that does this "Early Cost Recovery" plan for power companies to MAKE MONEY OFF OF CUSTOMERS BEFORE THEY EVEN BREAK GROUND for new plants. 

Absurd.

PLEASE SIGN THIS and pass it on to EVERYONE YOU KNOW IN FLORIDA!
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Good morning to all -

Progress Energy ( of Central Florida ) recently announced an 11 % rate hike ( to go into effect immediately ) to pay for the construction of 4 new Nuclear Plants in Florida ( 2 in Lvy County , and 2 in Turkey Point ) .

http://www.wftv.com/news/18465399/detail.html?rss=orlc&psp=news#-

Thus , the Environmental Alliance of North Florida , the Ecology Party of Florida , and the Florida Environmental Community have started a petition , on - line , here -

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/1/progress-energy-rate-hike-petition

to oppose the building of these new Plants , and , in particular , the funding of them , - when they have not come up for a public vote , and the construction has not even been approved .

Our united stand against the construction of new Nuclear power plants in Florida is based on the following -

> health hazards for individuals / families living in the vicinity of these Plants have been shown to be at higher risk for diseases such as cancer , diabetes , and other such diseases which effect the immune system , and do damage on a cellular level .

> the exorbitant costs of these plants are well documented , and shown by this rate hike .
  Nuclear Plants have never proven to be cost effective , and the cost to build and maintain
  them is always passed on to the public.

> We sincerely believe that sustainable energy is a great supplement to existing energy
   delivery systems . Advances in such areas as Solar ( where concentrated Solar panels
   are capable of providing sufficient megawatts to run large projects ) , and in Sea Water
   air conditioning ( S.W.A.C. ) ; and also wind should be looked into as a safer alternative .

> The Nuclear waste disposal system , and probability for an accident , has always proven
   to be high . This was proven just within this past month , as inspectors at a Nuclear Plant    in the United Kingdom ( U.K. ) let nuclear waste slip through the inspection system by
   failing to look at the sump pumps , which drain excess water out of the system . Thus ,
   failure to look at this very basic item allowed nuclear waste to seep into the neighboring
   community .


So -

If you so desire , let us send Progress Energy a message -

If nothing else , at least to stop and look at what they are doing , and to give the public a say in a situation that will most definitely effect our finances , and our health .

There is also a printable version of the petition located at the Ecology Party homepage -

http://EcologyParty.org

if you wish to sign the petition in this manner . You will have to print this out , then mail it to
 the Environmental Alliance of North Florida -

but , either way -

let's send Progress Energy a mesage to consider the needs of the community in their plans .

Thank you

Fred

     



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Nikki Benoit
Outreach Coordinator
Florida Voices for Animals
www.FloridaVoicesForAnimals.org
PO Box 17523
Tampa, Fl 33682
Office:[masked]

Florida Voices for Animals (FVA) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) that promotes animal rights and freedom, educating the masses on how to make compassionate choices for those without voices.
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Why vegan?

Cruelty: 10 billion land animals raised for food every year in egregious conditions
Learn more:  www.meat.org

Environment: animal agriculture contributes more to climate change than transportation
Learn more: www.fao.org/newsroom/en/news/2006/[masked]/index.html

World hunger: 70% of all US grains feed livestock
Learn more: www.worldwatch.org/node/1626

Health: dairy = osteoporosis, meat = cancers and cardiovascular diseases
Learn more:  www.pcrm.org/health/veginfo/index.html




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Nikki Benoit
Outreach Coordinator
Florida Voices for Animals
www.FloridaVoicesForAnimals.org
PO Box 17523
Tampa, Fl 33682
Office:[masked]

Florida Voices for Animals (FVA) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) that promotes animal rights and freedom, educating the masses on how to make compassionate choices for those without voices.
* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
Why vegan?

Cruelty: 10 billion land animals raised for food every year in egregious conditions
Learn more:  www.meat.org

Environment: animal agriculture contributes more to climate change than transportation
Learn more: www.fao.org/newsroom/en/news/2006/[masked]/index.html

World hunger: 70% of all US grains feed livestock
Learn more: www.worldwatch.org/node/1626

Health: dairy = osteoporosis, meat = cancers and cardiovascular diseases
Learn more:  www.pcrm.org/health/veginfo/index.html

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