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How you can help those impacted by Hurricane Ian

September 29, 2022

Hurricane Ian was a monster, assaulting Florida’s west coast with winds of 150 mph and a cataclysmic storm surge. With rescuers struggling to reach those who tried to ride out the storm at home, we don’t yet know the human…

Big Sugar spending big ahead of Nov. 8 election

September 23, 2022

Don’t look now, but the fall election is just around the corner. And Florida’s powerful sugar industry is doing everything it can to guarantee that on election day, Tuesday, Nov. 8, the winner will be: Big Sugar. Since Jan. 1,…

This is how rural Florida disappears: One comprehensive plan amendment at a time

September 16, 2022

The assault on rural Florida is intensifying. Florida counties all have comprehensive plans, roadmaps designed to shepherd development into areas that can handle it, and away from those that can’t — like rural Florida. But all that open rural acreage…

Smelly seaweed littering your beach? It’s more proof of how we’ve abused our waters

September 9, 2022

It’s annoying, unsightly and sometimes stinky. And unfortunately, the sargassum seaweed that’s been piling up on South Florida beaches this summer is yet another indicator that our waters are out of whack — and in need of serious help. Sargassum…

Keep rural Florida rural: Just say no to growth in protected areas

September 2, 2022

“Welcome to the Agricultural Reserve,” reads the sign in western Palm Beach County. It might more accurately read: Welcome to yet more development. For in Palm Beach County — as in Martin County, to the north; and throughout Florida –…

Patience is no virtue when it comes to dealing with Florida’s water problems

August 26, 2022

“So you gotta hang on ‘til tomorrow,” sang Little Orphan Annie. Unfortunately, too many Florida decision-makers seem inclined to sing along. Last month a statewide coalition of environmental groups including VoteWater issued a “report card” showing “Florida leaders have failed…

Primary wrap-up: These VoteWater-endorsed candidates won

August 24, 2022

If we were talking baseball, our batting average in the Aug. 23 primary would be fairly impressive: Nine of the 19 candidates VoteWater ultimately endorsed won their race Tuesday night — just under .500. We’re pleased — but not satisfied…

Check out our voter guides — then vote for candidate who’ll fight for our water

August 22, 2022

Tomorrow is Florida’s primary election — and VoteWater’s got you covered. Check our Florida Primary Voter Guide for the best clean-water candidates at the federal, state and county commission level in 15 Florida counties — Brevard, Broward, Charlotte, Collier, Hillsborough,…

Un-endorsement: Rep. Sheila Cherfilus-McCormick said she wouldn’t take sugar money – then did

August 19, 2022

Our survey question to Congressional candidates this cycle was pretty simple: Special interests like Florida’s powerful sugar industry spend lavishly to influence elections, with “Big Sugar,” the phosphate mining industry and big utilities, among others, spending hundreds of millions of…

Florida primary 2022: Our Voter Guide will help you elect clean-water candidates

August 19, 2022

So. Tuesday, Aug. 23 is the Florida Primary Election. Who are you voting for? Which candidates can be trusted to advocate on behalf of clean water — and which have taken “dirty money” from polluters? Don’t know the answers? Relax,…

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