Letters to the Editor

No drilling in Florida

In her June 29 letter, Anticipate quakes, Barbara Byrne mischaracterized the recent Florida Public Service Commission decision on Florida Power & Light’s gas-reserves petition.

The guidelines for natural-gas production investments expressly and purposefully rule out projects in Florida, and cannot result in drilling of any kind in our state. Byrne’s warnings on this point are entirely mistaken.

The PSC also revised FPL’s requested guidelines for future gas-reserve projects to minimize customer risk and assure the company’s full accountability.

Cynthia Muir, director, Office of Consumer Assistance & Outreach, Florida Public Service Commission, Tallahassee

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