I asked County Commissioner Juan Zapata why he supported the FPL zoning application. He said that FPL had asked for the reuse back in 07. "The fact that Commissioner Moss supported FPL led me to give them the benefit of the doubt. It was a tough vote but FPL has little wiggle room in the future as far as I'm concerned."
Here is a video of Juan Zapata at the January 10th hearing. He made an interesting argument at the meeting, that we are taking water from our aquifer but sending the electricity generated elsewhere in South Florida. Zapata asked if the application gave FPL permission to tap into the aquifer, in fact, giving them permission that they didn't have before. Zapapta was told that was correct. That alone should have earned FPL a big fat no vote by Zapata and others. Good question but no results. We all should be asking: Why is FPL tapping into our aquifer? Maybe we should pay for a stadium for them while we are at it.
Link to video