|Melanie Peterson ran for State Senate as a Republican in 2012 - She disses the Bullsugar Citizens. Was appointed to the Governing Board by Rick Scott.|
There is an Op Ed in the Miami Herald by an at-large member of the South Florida Water Management Governing Board. Melanie Peterson calls the tens of thousands of people living near the water releases from Lake Okeechobee that is polluting their waterways:
...And yet there remains a contingent of pessimists who loudly advocate for a massive land buy as the only solution to all our water challenges.A contingent of pessimists. That is what you call citizens, thousands and thousands of citizens? Citizens ill from the algae bloom, citizens who can no longer make a living nor use for recreation the previously pristine water, citizens whose property values have plummeted. Shame on you Melanie Peterson for calling them pessimists when their lives have been shattered by the pollution. Surprise, surprise she was appointed by Rick Scott and she is very involved with the Farm Bureau.