DATELINE Stafford County, Virginia:
Friday, December 18, 2009
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
We are being overcharged for power in South Florida by a corrupt monopoly.
A Florida Power & Light communications director dug up dirt on regulators who are considered consumer-friendly and posted disparaging comments about them on blogs as part of the utility's effort to win a rate hike.
FPL executives have said they want their $1.27 billion base rate hike proposal to be judged on its merits, free from political influence. But the company has conducted an aggressive campaign, some of it behind the scenes, to push for the increase.