Letters to the Editor

FPL rate hike

As captive customers to FPL, we have seen this utility get away with far too much, and now it is before the Public Service Commission asking for a raise.

FPL wants to hike all of our rates by 24 percent over the next four years in order to increase its profits, while at the same time charging us to clean up its mess at the polluted Turkey Point cooling canals and spending millions to prevent the development of affordable solar energy in its territory.

FPL professes to care about their low income customers, but their profit-driven behavior says otherwise.

I hope that we as a community will raise our voices at the public rate hearings scheduled for June 27, 28 and 29 in Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Pembroke Pines and Miami Gardens in opposition to FPL’s hypocritical and irresponsible rate increase. I know I will.

Alissa Jean Schafer,