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Earthjustice Files Lawsuit To Stop Further Pollution in the Everglades

Environment  (tags: pollution, conservation, habitat, healthconditions, humans )

- 1920 days ago -
Florida governor and cabinet improperly granted new, 30-year Everglades farming leases to Big Sugar and vegetable plantations while taxpayers pay to clean up mess.

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David C (131)
Sunday February 17, 2013, 5:07 am

P A (117)
Sunday February 17, 2013, 8:32 am
" We should be using these public lands to clean up the Everglades, not allowing corporations to continue to pollute our public lands, said Earthjustice attorney David Guest. Its a fact that this agricultural runoff is filled with chemicals that wreck the Everglades. As any cook knows, when your soup is too salty, you dont add more salt.

For decades, polluted stormwater from the huge sugar and vegetable operations has fueled nuisance vegetation growth. The nuisance plants crowd out native vegetation, destroying the base of the food chain. A multi-billion-dollar state and federal Everglades cleanup program is underway to fix the damage."

I've said it before and I will say it again - God bless Earthjustice!

Sue H (7)
Sunday February 17, 2013, 8:45 am
In Deep Appreciation of Earthjustice!

Past Member (0)
Monday February 18, 2013, 5:09 am
Please guarantee the wildlife a home

Frans Badenhorst (582)
Monday February 18, 2013, 5:36 am
good news then, thanks for posting my friend (You cannot currently send a star to Giana because you have done so within the last week.)

Mike M (40)
Monday February 18, 2013, 6:41 am
I hope it does stop the environmental problems there

Aaron Bouchard (158)
Monday February 18, 2013, 7:38 am
Good news, noted

Sandi C (98)
Monday February 18, 2013, 8:11 am

Elisabeth T (0)
Monday February 18, 2013, 9:02 am
Good news!

Jane H (139)
Monday February 18, 2013, 9:09 am
Hope they win the case!!

Ro H (0)
Monday February 18, 2013, 9:25 am

Tania Koshman (7)
Monday February 18, 2013, 9:50 am
noted. thank you

. (0)
Monday February 18, 2013, 10:10 am
Noted & posted. I guess we now know where Mr. Scott stands and what is important to him. It certainly isn't the constituents or the environment from the sounds of his rhetoric and actions.

Christeen A (368)
Monday February 18, 2013, 1:44 pm
Way to go Earthjustice. Thank you.

Lois Jordan (63)
Monday February 18, 2013, 1:50 pm
Noted. Thanks for some good news, Giana.

Mary Donnelly (47)
Monday February 18, 2013, 2:36 pm

Ann Breeden (65)
Monday February 18, 2013, 2:50 pm
Keep fighting, Earth Justice. We're behind you.

Lisa N (206)
Monday February 18, 2013, 4:03 pm
Thanks for sharing this encouraging news with this Florida girl, I am happy to hear it Giana! :)

Birgit W (160)
Monday February 18, 2013, 4:25 pm

Dianne D (490)
Monday February 18, 2013, 4:43 pm
Good for them. I will support their efforts.

janet f (29)
Monday February 18, 2013, 8:52 pm
They area great organization.

Helen Porter (39)
Tuesday February 19, 2013, 2:52 am
We stand with you and we have loud voices.

Lydia Weissmuller Price (181)
Tuesday February 19, 2013, 12:25 pm
Bravo to the lawsuit, but I wish it didn't always have to come to that. There is just neither rhyme nor reason with these politicians. Too bad they don't get poisoned from their own environmental soup.

Melania P (122)
Thursday February 21, 2013, 10:00 am
My best wishes to them!

Sergio Padilla (65)
Wednesday February 27, 2013, 8:22 am
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