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Why Don’t Dead Dolphins Worry Our Leaders?

The human health crisis blooming in Florida is becoming harder to ignore.

Last week a new study showed that dolphins are testing positive for fatal neurological disorders--similar to Alzheimer’s--after chronic exposure to toxic algae in the same waters that we swim in, fish from, and live on.

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Why Don’t Dead Dolphins Worry Our Leaders?

The human health crisis blooming in Florida is becoming harder to ignore.

Last week a new study showed that dolphins are testing positive for fatal neurological disorders--similar to Alzheimer’s--after chronic exposure to toxic algae in the same waters that we swim in, fish from, and live on.

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Do We Fix Our Problems Sooner? Or Later?

Who would lobby to solve a problem s-l-o-w-e-r?

By changing the operational priorities for Lake Okeechobee’s management, we could be on the brink of an amazing shift in water policy with the potential to transform South Florida forever... right NOW... at virtually no cost to taxpayers. Shouldn’t we welcome that opportunity?

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Deal to Sell Off Water Sneaking through Florida legislature

Hey, look over there! While federal and state agencies and a legion of Florida policymakers and water management experts scramble to rebuild the disastrous Lake Okeechobee Regulation Schedule--the operating manual that led to last summer’s toxic bloom catastrophe--the state legislature has been able to negotiate water deals without input from key overseers.

Dead fish pile up during Florida's Toxic Summer. Orlando Sentinel photo.

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No One Should be Above the Law. Or the Truth.

No one should be above the law. Or above the truth. That could have been the unifying theme of Governor Ron DeSantis’ demand for the resignation of every member of the South Florida Water Management District’s Board of Governors. For years the agency had been unapologetically harming the public to enrich Florida’s sugarcane industry, and most of the board reluctantly moved on when it became clear they’d be held accountable. Brandon Tucker took the opportunity to remain unapologetic, spewing disinformation onto the public record as his last act in office.

Toxic algae warning, Stuart, Florida

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International Women's Day Yoga for Clean Water

Celebrate International Women's Day with Bullsugar on Friday by centering your mind, body, and soul, eating well, and supporting the fight for clean water!

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Lake Okeechobee Discharges Have Started Again

There's too much water in Lake Okeechobee. ACOE said so last Friday, announcing the agency was going to have to open the locks to the east and west.

Lake Okeechobee discharges started up again on February 23rd

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Residents' Message to Army Corps: This is NOT a Game

People are waiting hours for two minutes at the microphone. The stories they’re telling at the Army Corps’ public meetings on water management are sometimes hard to listen to. Watching their dogs die. Wondering whether the neurological diseases crippling their parents are connected to the toxic blooms on the river. Wondering what years of exposure will mean for their own health. For their children.

Port Mayaca Locks. Photo credit: US Army Corps of Engineers.

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Judge Refuses to End Pollution Oversight in Everglades

“No.” The last holdouts on Rick Scott’s South Florida Water Management District governing board had gone years without hearing this answer from any authority, but things in Florida are different now. On Monday US Judge Federico Moreno denied their request, made essentially on behalf of Florida sugarcane growers, to end federal water quality standards in the Everglades.

SFWMD argued that the sugarcane industry no longer needs federal oversight to ensure it isn't polluting the Everglades

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