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Help! Sugar Reform Coming Up for Vote

Don’t underestimate the importance of Treasure Coast congressman Brian Mast’s pledge to support Sugar Program reform this week.

Managing Florida's water for sugarcane production has been a disaster

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Help! Sugar Reform Coming Up for Vote

Don’t underestimate the importance of Treasure Coast congressman Brian Mast’s pledge to support Sugar Program reform this week.

Managing Florida's water for sugarcane production has been a disaster

Read more

Will You Take Sugar Money? Voters are Asking.

Florida politics changed this week, quietly but profoundly. Candidates for governor have declared--on the record--whether they will accept donations from the sugarcane industry.

Marco Rubio hugs Florida Crystals' Pepe Fanjul,

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SFWMD: Do *NOT* Ask to See Public Records

The South Florida Water Management District is cracking down on citizens who ask too many questions. The state agency recently threatened legal action against 16 people requesting details on its multi-million-dollar deal with a Martin County mining operation.

Palm Beach Post: Lake Point morphed from polo-themed real estate development to rock mine

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Red Tide by Jerry Kustich

Jerry Kustich's books (including his latest, Holy Water) offer contemplative, insightful meditations on the peace and beauty of fly fishing. But this piece is different. Kustich grew up watching pollution destroy fisheries in his backyard and across the nation, and now he sees it happening in Florida.

Fish Kill, IRL

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2018's Legislative Water Woes

This legislative session's anti-clean-water proposals are going to affect your life. Here’s how.

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The Cycle of Crap Punishing Florida's Waterways and Taxpayers

Last week we made fun of the connection between sewage, politics, and industry in Florida. It's one way to cope with the cycle we've been stuck in, where three institutional forces survive and thrive by literally crapping on the public:

Florida's municipalities are looking to cut corners on basic services that get more expensive every day; our politicians are looking to stay in office at any cost; and our biggest industries are looking to get out of paying for the increasingly expensive mess they make.

Warning: Contaminated Water

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Oh, the Places Poo Will Go: Florida's Toilet-to-Tap Law, in Rhyme

Of all the anti-clean water legislation that Florida's Gov. Rick Scott can sign into law this week, none tops the "toilet-to-tap" bill allowing treated sewage to be injected into the Biscayne aquifer--Miami-Dade's water supply. We owe Dr. Seuss an apology for the following:

Is this the future of Miami's drinking water?

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So, Are We For or Against the Everglades Reservoir?

This question, swirling around Everglades policy circles all winter, touched off a string of debate-club arguments that left everyone confused and divided. Which is exactly what it was supposed to do.

St. Lucie Sunrise. Photo by Kristof Reuther.

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