Racketeering (RICO) Case against Gimenez mounting...

By Geniusofdespair

Miami Dade County's most notorious city for UP-TO-NO-GOOD, Homestead, is being slated for...wait for it...an eco-friendly steel mill. Julio Gimenez, the County Mayor's son, is helping pitch this insane area and other family members have been lobbying for it. The Trump-like family ties on this project forced Gimenez to recuse himself. They, the County and the Steel people, want to put this Steel Mill on County land (our land) by the military airport in Homestead: or as most of us in the know call it Hudstead.

The company, Ecosteel wants 124 acres for this eco-steel plant (Oxymoron to the max).

Okay how crazy does this sound? I am astounded by this idea that apparently as been around for awhile, kept under tight wraps from the public. The owner said if he doesn't get the land here he will go to another State and build his plant. I say, don't threaten us Mr. Steel guy. By all means, go to another State. And while you're at it take all the Gimenez children that are involved with this really crazy idea of spewing heavy metals into our cleanish air and falling into Biscayne Bay

They do aim to be environmentally friendly, but from what I read they are not there yet:

Climate-damaging smelting gases, such as carbon monoxide, hydrogen and methane, are produced in many parts of a steel mill. After steel production, these gases are burned in power plants to generate electricity. But the catch is that this process also generates CO2 emissions. Moreover, when excess wind and solar power are produced, it is not possible to sell the resulting electricity to the grid. The approach being pursued by the Carbon2Chem project partners is therefore not to incinerate the smelting gases, but to convert them into in reusable materials for the chemical industry.

Florida has to decide what it is. does it want to be the rust belt? Does it want to be a tourist destination? Does it want to have oil rigs off their coast? Does it want to keep the agriculture the sub-tropical Homestead area is known for? Get a grip people, start telling the County what you want because if you don't, something will get shoved down your throat and I guarantee it won't be what you want: A designer $240 Million, Steel Mill on your TAXPAYER OWNED LAND producing 1,000 tons of steel a day, for instance.

The Miami Herald reported on this on Sunday:

"A lot of companies try to say they're green, that they're environmentally friendly," said Elizabeth Bonnell, chair of the Miami chapter of the Sierra Club. "Later on, people are left to have to clean up after the mistakes of the company. We're pretty concerned."

In other Hudstead news, the former Mayor, Steve Bateman is being sentenced today for being found guilty for Corruption. 
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