Latest threat to @EvergladesNPS comes Tues. in #Tallahassee, variance for #FPL. Must #SoFL always be a laughingstock?https://t.co/oRS1h6n9jM— HallandaleBeachBlog (@hbbtruth) April 3, 2017
So, I was minding my own business Monday afternoon working on some forthcoming blog posts of interest to South Florida, and especially residents of Hollywood and Hallandale Beach, when I received the email below from the South Florida Wildlands Association.
It goes without saying that it's an email that really should have been sent over the weekend,
given that a crucial vote will be taking place in Tallahassee tomorrow, but at this point, it is what it is.
I've added some helpful links that the folks at SFWA should have included below but didn't,
just as they should have listed or had links to the the names of lobbyists and law firms
pushing this legislation, so that everyone knows who the players are.
You know, for #transparency and all?
But they didn't. :-(
If you ever needed a new example of the Florida Legislature being blind to the long-term
interests of South Florida residents, and the rest of the state, please consider this as your
Ever see miles and miles of utility lines in postcards of scenic parts of U.S. National Parks
in the West? Probably not. That's NOT by accident.
Honestly, must #SoFL always be a laughingstock?
While I know that many well-intentioned people who live in very exclusive areas of South Florida, esp. anywhere along a beach, profess their belief that their own part of #SoFL is clearly THE best place for electrical power lines to be buried -and perhaps there's something to that- when confronted with the news below, could there really be any doubt that the best place in South Florida for buried utility lines is near U.S. National Parks that local, national and international visitors go to specifically because it's...nature?
There's only one Great Wall of China, one Grand Canyon and one Everglades.
Is FPL's technology in 2017 really so inadequate to the task of making sure that the eastern border of the Everglades doesn't look like South Dixie Highway in the future?
I think not.