Like most Floridians, when you flip a light switch or push the power button on an appliance, you’re not thinking about where that power comes from. We don’t see, feel or hear natural gas, but the reality is that it has a pervasive role in our lives. It also impacts our health in insidious ways.
Seventy-five percent of Florida’s energy is derived from fossil fuels. We import over $5 billion annually worth of natural gas from outside of our state and send it through 6,000 miles of major pipelines buried beneath our feet. This tedious, expensive process results in a long list of consequences, jeopardizing the well-being of our families and exacerbating climate pollution.