We are down to the wire here. We now have the Sahara Club on our side but the signing of the petition is important and it doesn't matter if you live on Culebra in Puerto Rico or Iceland you can sign.
Please do. This beach is vote one the best beaches over, over again but not for long if these windmills are put up.
I know many of the Culebra loving people on your list are English speakers. When they go to thissite, they can find a link in the summery paragraph to this English translation.
This Action in a Holiday NutshellAn industrial wind park project is being fast-tracked through the Government of Puerto Rico - during an administration transition -and over the holidays. This tends to happen - but this is clearly one of the most destructive project proposalswe have ever witnessed...The close to 400 foot tall generators and associated transmission and industrial infrastructure, are beingproposed on Flamenco point - above beautiful Flamenco and Resaca's beach and bay.They are proposed at an elevation of about 300 ft - so they will become the tallest point on the smallest island of Culebra, even taller thanMt. Resaca and Cero Balcón.Comments are due Monday. It took time to review and comment on the 506 page environmental impact study,which we characterize as indefensible.This petition was the best we could do to provide those who agree with our position a more meaningful voice in this clearly undemocratic process.
Flamenco point is absolutely an environmentally, socially and economically unsustainable location for such an industrial project.Like small islands throughout the Caribbean, we would like to see Culebra offered the option ofof a more diverse renewable energy plan - with non-destructive renewable energy options. As one example, islands arelooking towards roof top leasing and solar panels, to minimize impacts to green spaces valuable to tourism and withthought toward protecting coastal waterquality.We can do so much better......and this beautiful archipelago and her descendants deserve better.We did not have the luxury of space in the on-line format to make bi-lingual comments, and we believe thesubmission in Spanish will be more effective.Sincerely hoping all who agree with our position, take a moment to sign and share.Mary Ann Lucking
P.O. Box 750
Culebra, PR 00775
Trabajando con comunidades del Caribe para proteger y restaurar
sus arrecifes de coral.
Working with Caribbean communities to protect and restore their coral reefs.