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VoteWater endorses Crist, Demings, Mast, 15 others in Florida primary

July 28, 2022

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Charlie Crist, Democratic Senate hopeful Val Demings, Republican Congressman Brian Mast and 15 other candidates at the federal, state and local level earned the endorsement of the environmental advocacy group VoteWater this week. “If we had more…

Sweet deal: Big Sugar’s campaign cash fuels Wilton Simpson’s ambitions

March 10, 2022

Wilton Simpson has more clout than virtually any other elected official in Florida. And Big Sugar has greased the skids in his ascent to power. Simpson, often referred to as “a Trilby egg farmer” (in truth he runs a multi-million…

VoteWater adds new members to Board of Directors

February 2, 2022

Stuart-based VoteWater has announced the addition of two new members, Carl Bettinger and Todd Thurlow, to the organization’s Board of Directors. Bettinger, of Palmetto, is a physician and attorney who earned a mathematics degree from Williams College in Williamstown, Mass.,…

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…

‘Blue-Green Ben’ Albritton’s bad bills could take major toll on Florida’s water

January 18, 2022

The Florida Legislature has convened in Tallahassee, which should make every fan of clean water shudder. Actually there are several good bills under consideration this year, from measures to adopt more recommendations from the state’s Blue-Green Algae Task Force to…

We already know who lost the CD-20 election: Big Sugar

January 9, 2022

In the Jan. 11 special election for the Congressional District 20 seat, we have a pretty good idea who’ll win. But we also know who won’t: Big Sugar. Democrat Sheila Cherfilus-McCormick is heavily favored in the left-leaning district, where she…

Florida has lost 44% of its wetlands since 1845

December 31, 2021

Article Reference: Florida has lost 44% of its wetlands since 1845. What is the environmental impact? By Tony Judnich for The Northwest Florida Daily News “While some folks might view them as messy, bug-infested places to avoid, swamps, marshes and…

Without change, we may have to feed the manatees forever

December 16, 2021

Normally it’s against the law to feed manatees. Now it might be the only way to keep them alive. In early December the “unusual mortality event” which killed a record 1,038 manatees in Florida this year prompted federal officials to…

On #GivingTuesday, your support can help us fight for your right to clean water across Florida

November 30, 2021

At VoteWater we’ve got a new name and new leadership. But we’re dealing with the same old problem: Florida’s waters are in bad shape, and things are getting worse. Manatees are dying in droves as seagrass dies off, some of…

On #GivingTuesday, your donation to VoteWater is crucial

November 24, 2021

Giving Tuesday is a time when people around the world hope their dollars can make a difference. This year, your generosity can be a game-changer for Florida’s imperiled waters, and all who rely on them. Bullsugar.org is now VoteWater, and…

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