Published: Apr 23, 2014 10:41 AM EDT
Updated: Apr 23, 2014 11:02 AM EDT

LABELLE, Fla.- Seminole tribal members and a number of environmentalists protested a proposed FPL gas powered electric plant in Hendry county. The 3 thousand acre site for the plant is in southeastern Hendry county. According to Seminole tribal members, the site is 2 miles away from their reservation. They believe the 22 million gallons of water the plant will use daily to cool equipment will contaminate the water supply they use for drinking water. Some environmentalists also believe the Florida Panther, an endangered species, will be negatively affected if the plant is allowed to be built. FPL says, if approved, plant operations will follow the letter of the law and adhere to all environmental regulations.