ADVISORY: Citizen groups host telepress conference to discuss FPL’s motion to dismiss Clean Water Act lawsuit on Turkey Point’s polluting of Biscayne Bay

Guest Blog | August 1, 2017 | Press Releases

Miami, Fla. – Tomorrow, on Wednesday, August 2 at 2:00 p.m. ET, advocates will hold a telepress conference to discuss their strong rejection of Florida Power & Light’s (FPL) motion to dismiss a Clean Water Act lawsuit filed last summer. Since this federal case, FPL has attempted to thwart citizens’ efforts to hold the utility accountable for their Turkey Point facility’s ongoing pollution of Biscayne Bay.

At 10 a.m. ET on August 3, 2017, FPL’s motion to dismiss will be heard in the U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida before Magistrate Judge Alicia M. Otazo-Reyes at the C. Clyde Atkins Courthouse, 301 North Miami Avenue. The Southern Alliance for Clean Energy (SACE), Tropical Audubon Society (TAS) and Friends of the Everglades (FOE) view FPL’s motion to dismiss as another example of the utility’s ongoing efforts to delay addressing the underlying causes of the failing cooling canal system at the Turkey Point facility, which is unlawfully polluting Biscayne Bay.


WHEN: Wednesday, August 2, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. ET

WHERE: Dial 727-258-5789 and enter PIN: 97609


Dr. Stephen A. Smith, Executive Director, Southern Alliance for Clean Energy

Laura Reynolds, Consultant to the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy

Erin Clancy, Conservation Director, Tropical Audubon Society

Alan Farago, Conservation Chair, Friends of the Everglades


If you are unable to attend this telepresser, SACE staff will be available for media interviews outside of the C. Clyde Atkins Courthouse at 9:15 a.m. ET on Thursday, August 3, 2017.