This morning, March 14, 2016, the Libertarian Party of Miami-Dade County (LPMD) has issued a public statement showing their upset with “all levels of government” regarding the recent news that the Turkey Point Nuclear Power Plant is leaking tritium. LPMD Vice-Chairman Marcos Miralles, said this morning, “We will also be unveiling a new plan to give more teeth to competent judges like Administrative Law Judge Bram D.E. Canter, who should have had the power to order FPL to clean up its act in a more aggressive way before expanding its nuclear plant, but was forced to issue only recommendations for the State to follow.” LPMD is an official affiliate of the Libertarian Party of Florida.
LPMD has always been committed to making sure that South Florida’s fragile ecosystem is preserved and that no individual or property is harmed by the damages caused by industry giants like Florida Power & Light. It is concerning that all levels of government are avoiding responsibility, after decades of writing thousands of pages of local, state, and federal regulations.
“As over 165,000 people live within close proximity to the nuclear facility, we are reminded that environmental problems do not just affect faraway lands in a distant future, but are threatening too many people’s lives today,” Miralles added.
Hundreds of elected officials and thousands of bureaucrats have failed to safeguard the communities in South Miami-Dade County, and it is important to commend two private groups, the landowner Atlantic Civil and the non-profit Tropical Audubon Society, for heading the lawsuit that led to the discovery of the nuclear power plant leak.
The private sector is helping South Florida communities, while the government continues to fail to do its basic tasks. Soon, LPMD will be unveiling a slate of candidates to run for the South Dade Soil and Water Conservancy Board that will start to consult with private groups from throughout the region to see what the governing board can do to solve the problem.
This issue has solidified the Libertarian Party of Florida’s campaign to create a free market for solar energy and other alternative energy sources. Miami-Dade Libertarians have collected hundreds of petitions for the Floridians for Solar Choice constitutional amendment and will use this news as a trampoline to rank up their future petition drives, despite the opposition led by utility giants like FPL. The Libertarian Party of Miami-Dade County continues to stand for better protection of South Florida properties and neighborhoods against the dangers of industrial pollution.