The AP reported one woman's observations: "You never know underneath the ground what's happening." That's not true.
Actually, we DO know what is happening underneath the ground in Florida. Too much water is being sucked out, to accommodate the rampant growth of suburbs and to placate the needs of Big Ag.
District ordered "consumptive use permits" for water withdrawals are wrecking Florida's aquifers, streams, and natural resources -- tied to the economy's prosperity -- like the Everglades.
There is evidence everywhere that too much water is being sucked from Florida ground water. The most extreme result is the sinkhole that claimed Mr. Bush's life.
The story appears to have died with the demolition of the Bush family home. It would be too bad if that were the case: ordinary homeowners need to rise up and protest the jeopardy created under their very feet by politicians and special interests they serve.
The high cost of sinkholes is only inevitable if people ignore what their elected officials do, in the name of "progress".
Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/2013/03/02/3262717/fla-sinkhole-that-swallowed-man.html#storylink=cpy