Earth First! activists arrested

Palm Beach County, Florida, February 19, 2008- Early Monday morning, a dozen activists protesting the construction of Florida Power and 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 six hours before 27 people were arrested.  The activists say they took this action to protect the Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge, which lies 1,000 feel from the power plant site and to protect the larger Everglades ecosystem.

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