Letters to the Editor

FPL is responsible

Florida Power & Light has been in the news lately related to Turkey Point’s impact on the local environment. What has been missing from the discussion is FPL’s longstanding role as a responsible corporate leader in our state and important contributor to Florida’s economic well-being.

For many years, I have worked closely with FPL’s leaders and know firsthand their commitment to doing the right thing for the people of Florida and to preserving our environment. Turkey Point has operated safely and reliably in Miami-Dade County for more than 40 years and recently was recognized with the top industry award for land management and environmental stewardship. FPL continues to work openly and proactively with local, state and federal authorities to ensure safety and environmental issues are continuously addressed.

FPL’s president and CEO, Eric Silagy, is a member of the Enterprise Florida board of directors, and I can attest that his first priority has always been the health and safety of the public. I would hope the public keeps this in mind when judging one of our state’s leading corporate partners.

Bill Johnson, former president and CEO, Enterprise Florida, Coral Gables