A few Conservation issues to reflect upon as we get ready to say goodbye to 2014.
Of major concern to yours truly recently has been the news that Duke's proposed gas plant is not the only one in the works for our increasingly unnatural nature coast! It seems a second gas plant is also in the planning stages. It is to be located on land owned by Steve Lamb near the Duke Energy plant. This second plant will deal in LNG (Liquid Natural Gas) and get it's gas from the Sabal Trail. If all goes as planned could we someday be seeing LNG transport trucks crowding our highways and LNG tankers leaving the new Port Citrus? Check out the STROM web site at http://www.stromsolutions.com/ and you may find yourself with more questions than answers.
In November Florida voters overwhelmingly approved Amendment One, the Land and Water amendment, and now the fun begins as everyone goes after a slice of the pie. The challenge of course is to make sure that the funds are spent for measures that will indeed help improve Florida's natural resources, and that special interests are kept at bay. Florida doesn't need a repeat of what happened with the Lottery's Education Trust fund, where funds were shifted about in what can only be called a shell game.