Mr. NICOLAS GUTIÉRREZ (President, National Association of Sugar Mill Owners of Cuba):
"I am the president of the National Association of Sugar Mill Owners of Cuba." - December 28, 2006Nicholas Gutierrez wrote an Op Ed today for the Miami Herald saying there is too much fear of fracking. He said: "Like all industry operations, there is no zero-risk operation to provide our clothing, light, heat, food, vehicles and necessities." Then he warns us: Do we want prices of gas to go up? We had better like fracking or we will pay more at the pump.
Now you have to get it, that this guy was appointed to the South Florida Water Management District Board protecting our drinking water, with his Sugar history (see date of quote above). The biggest polluter of our water supply is Sugar farming and he was on the SFWMD Board:
Former chairman Nicolas Gutierrez, a three-time appointee of Republican Gov. Jeb Bush, left the board in April 2008. But district visitor logs obtained by Broward Bulldog show that during the next two years Gutierrez returned to district headquarters seven times on behalf of a trio of clients to meet privately with key staff, including the purchasing director.This toxic SFWMD Board appointment is another reason not to vote for Jeb Bush. What were his qualifications? Water pollution apologist?
Now he wants fracking in the name of economics. Watch who is writing these puff pieces about bad crap. Why the Miami Herald would print this advertisement for the industry as an op ed is beyond me.
While this is the Miami Herald Op Ed there is not a peep in the paper on the water crisis going on in other Florida counties, St. Lucie Declares State of Emergency, their water polluted by the SFWMD, unfit for swimming or much else, they say don't even get it on your skin:
To date, 30 billion gallons of polluted water poured in the S-80 locks in western Stuart from Lake Okeechobee and nearby canals.Don't see video? Use this link.
St. Lucie County Commissioners unanimously passed the declaration, enacting a State of Emergency declaration now for 2 counties.