Friday, April 22, 2016

A visual representation of Florida's water pollution crisis: politicians shelter Big Sugar and make voters pay the price ... by gimleteye

To protect Big Sugar, the most heavily subsidized crop in the US Farm Bill:

You get this:

Lori Griffith, Jupiter FL, on Facebook: "Good news: no clot. Bad news: infection. Friggin discharge gross water ... damn ... this scares me more than a clot."

And this:

Dead tarpon photographed in Indian River area, March 2016


Lori G said...

I am so disgusted with what the State of Florida is allowing in our waters. The picture of the infected leg is mine. this happened in Jupiter while I was photographing a kitesurfer and we had a collision. How is this acceptable that we are killing the oceans and putting the public at risk for enjoying the primary reason people come to Florida. This has to stop.

Anonymous said...

If those blocks were just a little a little bigger .........Yeyo Flashback!!!!

Gimleteye said...

Thanks for your note, Lori, and thank you for posting your photo on FB. The lack of accountability is staggering. Our thoughts are with you for a speedy recovery.

Science Teacher said...

Every day, Miami-Dade County pumps 200 million gallons of minimally treated waste just one mile off our shore. The county and the state governments dubiously say they want to end the polluting, but they keep changing the date it will end. In fact, they don't want to stop it because of the cost, and they hope no one raises the issue again.