Florida Power & Light wants to use public funds to fight off clean water rules. FPL went before the Florida Public Service Commission on Wednesday, asking it to allow the utility company to collect $228,500 from ratepayers to lobby against proposed water rules by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
The EPA has put together rules that would affect regulation of cooling ponds at FPL plants throughout Florida. But FPL says the rules are overreaching and would mean that current facilities and electric utility projects could be impacted and, thus, could mean more expenses.
Environmental advocates are calling FPL's request outrageous.More »