In an article written by Eve Samples for the December 19, 2005 edition of the Palm Beach Post titled FPL nuclear plants draw shrugs, Charles Grand is described as an environmentalist and as the head of the Presidents Council of Hutchinson Island.
He has apparently spent much of the past year in a successful battle to stop the construction of a coal-fired power plant that FP&L has proposed in the western portion of St. Lucie County, which is located on the east coast of Florida. FP&L already owns a two-reactor nuclear power station in the county, and has shown some indications of being interested in building more plants at unidentified locations in the state.
When asked what he would do if FP&L proposed a new nuclear power plant instead of the coal plant, Mr. Grand had a reasonable reaction:
“I would bet my retirement check… they would be favorably received and supported,” he said.
I would not bet against him.