Letters to the Editor

Public not served

The effort to require truth in labeling seems to be gaining ground, whether it applies to gluten, GMOs or food additives. Perhaps we could require truth in labeling for some of Florida’s government departments and commissions as well.

For instance, the Public Service Commission hasn’t served the public in years, having become a mere extension of Florida Power & Light and other utilities. It should more accurately be known as the USC, the Utilities Service Commission, since that is whom it really serves.

And the Department of Environmental Protection hasn’t truly protected the environment since Gov. Scott made the department simply a clearinghouse for issuing business permits to polluters and an official climate-change denier. It could retain the initials DEP and more truthfully be named the Department to Enable Polluters.

Ernest Lent,

Cutler Bay