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Tell South Florida water managers to buy U.S. Sugar Corp. land while they can!

Friends, One of the biggest issues facing Everglades restoration in 2015 is the State’s decision whether or not to buy 46,800 acres of land south of Lake Okeechobee from U.S. Sugar Corp. before the option expires this October. Phosphorus and sulfur runoff from the sugar industry are polluting the Everglades, leading to ecosystem collapse and…  Read the Rest»

February 5, 2015 in Conservation, Environmental Issues, Legal Actions, News and Media, Take Action by

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Judge rules that backpumping polluted water into Lake Okeechobee does violate the Clean Water Act

Dear Friends of the Everglades, This victory today (see press release below) is important environmental news for future health of Lake O and the Everglades. Friends of the Everglades was the lead plaintiff in the State of Florida on this case and, we litigated it in the District Court twice, appealed to the 11th Circuit twice, and…  Read the Rest»

March 31, 2014 in Legal Actions by

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“The case stems from a 2002 suit in which Friends of the Everglades and other environmental advocates demanded…”

Law360, New York (July 01, 2013, 1:17 PM ET) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency asked the U.S. Supreme Court on Friday to weigh in on its efforts to force the Eleventh Circuit to rule on Clean Water Act water transfer permitting exemptions, saying the appeals court’s… refusal to do so creates troubling regulatory ambiguity.…  Read the Rest»

July 4, 2013 in Legal Actions, News and Media by

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State/EPA Everglades Deal: Doubts about Money and Commitment.

OPED from Friends of the Everglades Alan Farago, FOE president, 305-778-8765 Half a century ago Marjory Stoneman Douglas, founder of Friends of the Everglades, was fiercely skeptical of governmental efforts to restore the fading River of Grass without iron clad assurances to reverse harms done to the Everglades by misguided engineering and agricultural policies. The…  Read the Rest»

July 9, 2012 in Legal Actions, News and Media by

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Press Statement on Everglades “Deal”

(June 4, 2012 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE)  Successful litigation initiated by Friends of the Everglades and co-plaintiff the Miccosukee Tribe appears to be yielding a new plan to restore the fabled River of Grass. A Clean Water Act lawsuit by Friends, brought against the US EPA in 2004, played a vital role in bringing the State…  Read the Rest»

June 6, 2012 in Environmental Issues, Legal Actions, News and Media by

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