Letters to the Editor

FPL should pay

Re the April 30 article Customers to foot $50 million bill for FPL cooling canal clean-up: There have been problems since 2008, but FPL has done nothing.

It is outrageous that despite its own reports of leaks, and doing nothing, it will pass on the bill to customers.

When BP was forced to pay for the massive environmental disaster it caused, shareholders, through the stock price that reached a 52-week low, paid for the cleanup. The same should be true for FPL, whereby the $50 million cleanup cost would be a financial footnote to its earnings.

But this is business as usual in Florida, where all the regulators represent the interests of business, rather than that of consumers.

Barry Rabinowitz, Plantation

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