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…

Treasure Coast Republicans Face a Choice: Water or Sugar

February 2, 2017

The ugliest threat to SB 10, Senate President Joe Negron’s bill to cut toxic discharges to the Treasure Coast, may come from mercenary community leaders in his home district. While Martin county’s elected officials, led by Negron, have championed a…

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…

Fake News Attacks Attempt to Divide Everglades Restoration Factions

January 5, 2017

The fake news industry kicked off the new year in style. A flurry of misinformation from US Sugar’s Judy Sanchez, Janet Taylor’s “Glades Lives Matter,” the Sunshine State News, the Okeechobee News and others introduced the following stories (in no particular order): Scientists are planning to flood…

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… Names Water-friendly Political Candidates in All Florida Counties

September 27, 2016 Voter guides highlight fight for Everglades restoration, support Patrick Murphy over Marco Rubio for U.S. Senate.  September 27, 2016 – Stuart, FL –, a 501c4 non-profit dedicated to stopping destructive discharges into the St. Lucie and Caloosahatchee estuaries and restoring…

Once Again, Rick Scott Dismisses Opportunity To Address Toxic Algae Crisis

July 19, 2016

Stuart, FL –, a 501c4 based in Stuart, is asking Governor Rick Scott to address the toxic algae crisis by signing the “Now or Neverglades Declaration” and today released video of their direct ask to Scott at the ICAST… Adds Its Voice to Growing Chorus Calling for Sugar Reform

June 30, 2016

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