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Poll: Floridians willing to pay for clean water; coalitions: here’s how they should do it

May 15, 2020

Article reference: Poll: Floridians willing to pay for clean water; coalitions: here’s how they should do it Tyler Treadway, Treasure Coast Newspapers Published 5:00 p.m. ET April 18, 2020 | Updated 6:21 p.m. ET April 18, 2020 Florida voters cherish clean water and…

DeSantis Will Push 2020 Legislature to Toughen Fines for Municipal Sewage-Spillers

May 14, 2020

Article Reference: DeSantis Will Push 2020 Legislature to Toughen Fines for Municipal Sewage-Spillers By JOHN HAUGHEY THE CENTER SQUARE September 16, 2019 – 7:00am Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis will ask the Legislature in 2020 to raise the state’s $10,000 fine…

Despite efforts to curb pollution, Escambia County still struggles with its haunted past

May 14, 2020

Article Reference: Despite efforts to curb pollution, Escambia County still struggles with its haunted past Kevin Robinson, Pensacola News Journal Published 6:05 a.m. CT Nov. 20, 2019 | Updated 4:53 p.m. CT Dec. 4, 2019 Despite Escambia County’s outward beauty, our community…

‘Clean Waterways Act’ passes Florida Senate; what does it mean for the state?

May 14, 2020

Article Reference: ‘Clean Waterways Act’ passes Florida Senate; what does it mean for the state? FORT MYERS Lawmakers are trying to make sure another water crisis doesn’t happen to our state again. A new bill aims to make our waterways…

FDEP Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDL) Program

May 14, 2020

Article Reference: FDEP Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDL) Program News & Announcements New! The department announces a public meeting to present and receive public comments on draft nutrient Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDLs) for Lake Marion, Lake Pierce, and Lake…

Battle over phosphate mining roils small Florida town

May 14, 2020

Article Reference: Battle over phosphate mining roils small Florida town Phosphate mining is a major industry in Florida, but it’s also a major source of pollution, responsible for red tide, toxic algal blooms and killing wildlife. In the northern part…

Phosphate giant Mosaic agrees to pay nearly $2 billion over mishandling of hazardous waste

May 14, 2020

Article Reference: Phosphate giant Mosaic agrees to pay nearly $2 billion over mishandling of hazardous waste By Craig Pittman PublishedOct. 2, 2015 Mosaic Fertilizer, the world’s largest phosphate mining company, has agreed to pay nearly $2 billion to settle a federal…

The Clock is Ticking on Florida’s Mountains of Hazardous Phosphate Waste

May 14, 2020

Article Reference: The Clock is Ticking on Florida’s Mountains of Hazardous Phosphate Waste By Craig Pittman  4/26/2017 at 2:28am  Published in the May 2017 issue of Sarasota Magazine One of the largest fertilizer manufacturing plants in the world sits about six miles southwest of the Polk…

FDEP Phosphate Mining

May 14, 2020

Article reference: Phosphate Florida’s Phosphate Mines There are 27 phosphate mines in Florida, covering more than 450,000 acres. Nine phosphate mines are currently active. Nine mines are 100 percent reclaimed and released from reclamation obligations. The remaining mines are either not started or…

SFWMD should redesign EAA reservoir, Sierra Club says; other environmentalists disagree

May 14, 2020

Article Reference: SFWMD should redesign EAA reservoir, Sierra Club says; other environmentalists disagree Tyler Treadway, Treasure Coast NewspapersPublished 3:04 p.m. ET Jan. 11, 2019 Change in Everglades restoration is afoot; but it’s no time to stump your toe, say some environmental…

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