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Why Don't Federal Water Policies Put People First?

Gil Smart was right: the pictures from Saturday’s rally on the Roosevelt Bridge could have been from any number of toxic algae summers on the St. Lucie. Same frustrations. Same fears. With giant toxic algae blooms on Lake Okeechobee two of the last three years, and so much scientific evidence that these blooms are linked to deadly diseases like ALS, Alzheimer's and cancer, how much longer can we ignore this looming health crisis?

Protests erupted on Florida's Treasure Coast over another toxic summer in 2019

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Is Asking a Government Agency Not to Poison Us News? Yup.

This week a Florida lawmaker asked a government agency not to poison his constituents. This shouldn't be news. It shouldn't be unusual. But it is, and Eye On Miami explains why...

The St. Lucie River, Thursday, June 14th

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Adam Putnam: Florida's Worst Choice for Clean Water

Few politicians have done more than Putnam to loot and pollute the State of Florida. From steering tens of millions of taxpayer dollars to his family’s businesses--and hundreds of millions to the sugarcane companies backing his run for governor--to gutting clean water regulations and pollution standards, Putnam has dedicated his career to stealing and destroying public resources for the benefit of a handful of international billionaires happy to exploit Florida and Floridians and move on when there’s nothing left.

Adam Putnam's links to toxic algae are no secret on the Treasure Coast

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Is Sugar Framing God for Our Water Crisis?

Finding a scapegoat to take the rap for a crisis is nothing new, but it takes moxie to throw God under the bus. Florida’s sugarcane industry makes it look easy.

Scene from the Toxic Summer of 2016

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Who Would Defend the Right to Pollute?

The Right to Pollute is worth billions, especially the right to pollute a national park. That means there’s money to be made defending that right. Champions of pollution build careers and fortunes helping private industry destroy public places, and few have attracted more mercenaries than the Everglades.

Rep. Matt Caldwell changed his look to run for Florida Agriculture Commissioner

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Today's Sugar Reform Vote Suddenly Became National News

Welcome to the sugar policy awakening of 2018! Today's vote in the House means more than just refining an old government program.

The links between sugar policy and Florida's water are becoming widely known

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Sugar Policy Modernization is Good for the Everglades

The Alliance for Fair Sugar Policy is calling out sugar production in Florida for its role in polluting the greater Everglades ecosystem, costing taxpayers millions of dollars in restoration efforts. 

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Ecology of a Dead Zone

Tony Friedrich never wanted to be an expert on how nutrient pollution strangles an estuary. But he never had a choice, either. He’s been studying the Chesapeake as long as he can remember, watching dead zones spread through one of the planet’s most productive marine nurseries. His message to Florida: The same cycle of decline is taking hold in Florida Bay, the Caloosahatchee, and the St. Lucie--and we don’t have much time to stop it.

Florida's coastal waters share conditions that produced Chesapeake Bay dead zones

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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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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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