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ACT NOW TO STOP UNFAIR NUCLEAR TAX IN FLORIDA!
January 31, 2012
Dear Friends in Florida,
In 2006, the Florida Legislature gave Progress Energy and Florida Power & Light what seems to be unlimited access to your wallet to pay in advance for nuclear projects in Florida. Since 2008, the Florida Public Service Commission has approved the utility companies taking over $1 billion dollars in "nuclear cost recovery" out of our pockets!
Progress and FPL haven’t even committed to building the new nuclear reactors yet, and if they don’t build them (and we're working to stop them!), the utilities will not be issuing any refunds. Nuclear cost recovery is really a tax--and we have no vote!
Fortunately, Representative Michelle Rehwinkel-Vasilinda and Senator Mike Fasano are working hard to advocate for Floridians by introducing bills to repeal the nuclear early cost recovery provision (Statute 366.93).
If passed, House Bill 4031 and Senate Bill 740 could effectively put an end to new nuclear reactor proposals in Florida.
Unfortunately, both bills are currently held up in committee and may not gain traction. That is where YOU come in! Please take a moment to contact Governor Scott, the relevant committee chairmen and your state legislators and demand that these bills be given fair consideration. Your letter will be sent to all of these officials!
After all, it is your money the utilities are using in advance to finance these risky projects. Instead, Florida needs investments in more affordable and less risky energy efficiency and renewable energy choices.
For more information, please visit: www.stopnucleartax.com
Thanks for all you do,
Nuclear Information and Resource Service
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