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The Heroes Are Stepping Up

March 3, 2017

Across Florida the heroes are stepping up. This week more lawmakers from all around Florida and both sides of the aisle joined in support of Sen. Pres. Joe Negron and SB10/HB761 to fix our broken plumbing for good. In Ft. Myers, Rep. Heather Fitzenhagen,…

One Angry Man

February 24, 2017

Four in favor, one against. Last week Martin County Commissioners voted 4-1 to draft a resolution in support of Sen. Pres. Joe Negron’s SB 10. (Only Comm. Doug Smith voted no.) It was a show of support and gratitude for Negron’s courage,…

Has JP Sasser Lost His Mind?

February 17, 2017

Has Sunshine State News contributor J.P. Sasser lost his mind?! “Out of this 40% unemployment, my argument is how much of that 40% is actually employable. How much of that 40% would get up and go to work every morning if there…

SB10 has to be a Win for Glades

February 10, 2017

February 7th’s senate hearing in Tallahassee was a win for the Everglades and our estuaries. Senate Bill 10, calling for the expedited planning and completion of a southern reservoir, took a step in the right direction with unanimous approval from the…

Devil Quotes the Scriptures: SFWMD Shapes Science to Lobby Against EAA Reservoir

January 20, 2017

Our state officials frequently remind people, “I’m not a scientist,” but they don’t let it stop them from arguing science. The South Florida Water Management District recently tried to undermine Sen. Joe Negron’s proposal to reduce toxic discharges, attempting to “shape” available science…

Newsletter: Toxic Algae Linked to ALS, Alzheimer’s

January 12, 2017

By Peter Girard This summer’s toxic algae blooms may have far-reaching health implications that radically alter the debate over water management in South Florida. Public health concerns came up frequently at last week’s Everglades Coalition annual conference, including building evidence that exposure…

Don’t Blame the Sparrow

December 15, 2016

Endangered Species Act Does Not Affect Lake Okeechobee Discharges By Peter Girard As Florida officials deflect blame for this year’s toxic algae disaster, the most ridiculous scapegoat they’ve found is a sparrow. This should be funny, but instead it spotlights…

BullSugar.org Adds Its Voice to Growing Chorus Calling for Sugar Reform

June 30, 2016

Washington, DC –Today, the Coalition for Sugar Reform announced that BullSugar.org has added its name to the growing list of organizations that want Congress to reform the U.S. sugar program. BullSugar.org is dedicated to protecting Florida’s waterways, which have been…

BullSugar.org Adds Its Voice to Growing Chorus Calling for Sugar Reform

June 30, 2016

Washington, DC –Today, the Coalition for Sugar Reform announced that BullSugar.org has added its name to the growing list of organizations that want Congress to reform the U.S. sugar program. BullSugar.org is dedicated to protecting Florida’s waterways, which have been…

NOAA: Southwest Florida a ‘hotspot’ for wetland loss

August 23, 2014

Article Reference: NOAA: Southwest Florida a ‘hotspot’ for wetland loss By Naples Daily News Staff Southwest Florida has lost 148 square miles of land cover — an area 1 1/2 times the size of Cape Coral — to development and…

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