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Earth First! Blockades Florida Power Plant Construction, 27 Arrested

Earth First! Blockades Florida Power Plant Construction, 27 Arrested

PALM BEACH COUNTY, Florida, February 19, 2008 (ENS) – Early Monday morning, a dozen activitists protesting the construction of Florida Power & Light’s West County Energy Center locked themselves together through metal pipes as 200 supporters rallied around them at the main entrance of the construction site. The blockade stopped work at the site for…

Iowans Want Energy Conservation Before New Coal Plants

Iowans Want Energy Conservation Before New Coal Plants

DES MOINES, Iowa, December 21, 2007 (ENS) – Four out of five Iowans believe energy conservation and fuel efficiency should be the focus of state efforts to meet electricity demand before new coal-burning power plants are built, according to a new public opinion poll. Iowa officials are contemplating two coal-fired facilities proposed for construction near…