Florida's Secret Mercury Factory (by Alan Farago)

Remember how Big Sugar said the problem in Florida’s estuaries was septic tanks adjacent to the Indian River? They say the same about the mercury problem in the Everglades and Florida waterways: it’s someone else’s fault. Not of course that Big Sugar fails to clean up its pollution.   Continue reading

Hold the Line on the Urban Development Boundary!

Let Miami-Dade County know Transportation/Mobility is important! Every seven years, the Comprehensive Development Master Plan (CDMP) is reviewed and updated as required per Chapter 163 of the Florida Statutes, a process known as an Evaluation and Appraisal Report (EAR). EAR includes an evaluation of the progress the county has made in implementing the goals, objectives, policies, maps and text of the CDMP, and also recommends changes.Help shape the future of Miami-Dade County! Your vision can make a difference. Attend a workshop, take the EAR2018 Survey or email your comments. Continue reading

Big Sugar Q&A (By Bullsugar)

We pay billions to help sugar growers buy politicians. We should stop. The US sugar program is a sprawling, complex federal handout that too few people know about. As a result, it quietly skates by, largely unquestioned, leaving a trail of destruction and tax bills. The following Q&A is just the first step toward understanding and eventually stopping the damage this massive government subsidy enables.  Continue reading

Part One: The Agony of Florida, Its Rivers, Bays, Estuaries, And Politics (from Eye on Miami)

  Fixing Florida’s destroyed estuaries and Everglades and Florida Bay depends on voters and taxpayers re-engaging with public officials. Case in point: how and why a vast new wetland system — at least 60,000 acres — was removed from legislation, now law, signed by Gov. Rick Scott. Continue reading

Florida AG Pam Bondi Helming Effort On Behalf Of Big Sugar To Undo 30 Years Of Federal Environmental Law Protecting The Everglades (from Eye on Miami)

  After its successful legislative session in Tallahassee, Big Sugar is deploying a novel attack in Washington against federal pollution rules settled through decades of federal litigation by environmentalists in a case once overseen by Judge William Hoeveler. Continue reading

A summary of the good and bad in last week's SB10 vote (by Bullsugar)

On Wednesday Senate Bill 10 to build an EAA Reservoir passed on the Senate Floor 36-3. We are enormously grateful to state Senators Joe Negron, Rob Bradley, Jack Latvala and Jose Javier Rodriguez for doing everything they could to create the best bill that was possible given sugar's aggressive opposition.  But Bullsugar is not breaking out champagne on SB10's passing. Continue reading

Join Us Sunday April 9th For Our 48th Annual Meeting!

2-4PM at the Doc Thomas House - we'll be honoring invited speaker and longtime Friend of the Everglades Maggie Hurchalla! Continue reading