Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Orlando Sentinel: Pollution is the norm in Florida ... by gimleteye

I've written, over the years, that Florida floats in a sea of polluted water. For Friends of the Everglades, where I volunteer as board president, I have worked on water pollution issues and learned first-hand about the conspiracy of silence by regulators, that keeps the true costs of pollution from ever reaching citizens (barring a federal lawsuit) and, at the same time, maintains the figment that our state waters are being protected. They are not.

The Orlando Sentinel, this week, is publishing a multi-part series on the crisis with Florida's iconic springs. It follows in the same vein as the notable Naples Daily News series from 2003!, "Deep Trouble: The Gulf In Peril". The crisis is no different from Florida Bay or Biscayne Bay or the Everglades. Read it, by clicking the embedded link.


Anonymous said...

Yes. Meanwhile the Herald prints stories wondering why the bonefish have disappeared. Ugh.

Gimleteye said...

If you have any charitable contributions to make, for the end of the year: please consider giving to Friends of the Everglades. http://everglades.org