Don’t let Big Sugar dominate the LOSOM conversation

August 12, 2022

Big Sugar’s at it again. And if we want a more equitable plan for Lake Okeechobee which minimizes the chance of pulverizing discharges to the coasts, then we need to respond. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is in the…

If West Palm Beach finds another source of water, shouldn’t Lake O be kept lower?

March 17, 2022

Toxic blue-green algae on Lake Okeechobee isn’t just a problem for the lake, or for the St. Lucie and Caloosahatchee when those estuaries are being blasted with discharges from the lake full of cyanobacteria. Increasingly, as this article in the…

Wilton Simpson will harm our waters – and he’s almost certain to be Florida’s next Agriculture Commissioner

February 25, 2022

When the bigwigs in Tallahassee are committed to corporate privilege over clean water, you get what we’ve got – a long crisis that can only get worse. Case in point: Florida Senate President Wilton Simpson, who is running for Agriculture…

Senate Bill 2508: Citizen opposition made a difference

February 17, 2022

They blinked. The night before a profoundly damaging bill for the Everglades and Florida’s environment in general was slated to go before the state Senate, word came: There was an amendment. And many of the worst provisions in Senate Bill…

Florida Senate to address controversial Senate Bill 2508

February 17, 2022

The Florida Senate is in session today and will be addressing Senate Bill 2508, a controversial measure which originally proposed far-reaching changes to Everglades restoration measures which would have undermined the LOSOM process and could have had a major impact…

In Tallahassee, legislators show they don’t care about you — or clean water

February 14, 2022

If you ever wanted proof our public servants in Tallahassee think little of you — and even less of your clean-water concerns — we invite you to watch the replay of the Florida Senate Appropriations Committee in action on Feb.…

TCPalm columnist rips Florida senators for being full of sugar

February 11, 2022

TCPalm outdoor columnist Ed Killer has penned a dead-on piece lambasting the Florida senators who voted in favor of notorious Senate Bill 2508 as being little but shills for Big Sugar, and determined to advance the industry’s priorities over clean…

Don’t let LOSOM get hijacked at the last minute

January 25, 2022

There’s a heist afoot. But you can do something to stop it. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is nearing the completion of the Lake Okeechobee System Operating Manual, the new “playbook” which will govern how the lake is managed…