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ACTION ALERT – Please take a minute to contact your representative to support SB10 and HB761!

5 STEPS TO HELP RESTORE THE EVERGLADES 1) CALL THE NEXT SENATE COMMITTEE STOP THIS WEEK FOR SENATE BILL 10 On Wednesday, March 8, the Appropriations Subcommittee on the Environment and Natural Resources will vote on Senate Bill 10. The bill, intended to protect the Caloosahatchee and St. Lucie estuaries is Senate President Negron’s initiative to purchase land in the Everglades Agricultural Area to build a reservoir to store and clean the polluted water before sending it south to the Everglades and Florida and Biscayne Bays. Please take action to help protect our water and Everglades restoration. We ask you to please call the list of legislators below this Monday and Tuesday and encourage them to support Senator Bradley’s Bill [...]

2019-12-29T08:53:03-05:00March 6th, 2017|All Posts|

Big Sugar hires 64 lobbyists, again, in Tallahassee to reinforce its closed loop system of government

Written by Alan Farago for Eye on Miami    Peoples' memories are short. Apparently in Tallahassee, few recall what happened only one year ago after historic rainfall in mid-winter, normally Florida's dry season, filled Lake Okeechobee to the brim and caused water managers to freak out. Lake Okeechobee is the diseased, liquid heart of Florida. For more than seventy years and until very recently, the lake was used by Big Sugar -- that farms on hundreds of thousands of acres around the lake, mostly around its southern half -- as its cesspit. In wet season, Big Sugar used to routinely pump water off its fields back into the Lake. That runoff was laden with fertilizer and other chemicals, like sulfate, used [...]

2019-12-29T08:53:06-05:00January 19th, 2017|All Posts|

From Eye on Miami – “Senator Joe Negron and the last, best chance for taxpayers and voters to escape the mismanagement of Florida’s waters”

The big controversy in the Florida legislature this session is Senate president Joe Negron's effort to fund the acquisition of 60,000 acres of land now in sugarcane production. Although a bill has not been publicly released, there is speculation whether his plan will be approved by the Florida legislature and Gov. Rick Scott. by gimleteye The big controversy in the Florida legislature this session is Senate president Joe Negron's effort to fund the acquisition of 60,000 acres of land now in sugarcane production. Although a bill has not been publicly released, there is speculation whether his plan will be approved by the Florida legislature and Gov. Rick Scott.It is a battle royale because the acquisition frames a central issue for [...]

2019-12-29T08:48:43-05:00January 13th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Check out Alan Farago’s “Eye on Miami” piece on supporting Bullsugar’s Now or Neverglades campaign in 2017!

Bullsugar and The Now or NeverGlades Xmas Message ... by gimleteye Here's an organization that I strongly endorse and hope you will, too: Bullsugar.org The best Everglades news in 2016 was the emergence of a civic organization, Bullsugar, dedicated to stopping and reversing the mismanagement of water resources in South Florida. That mismanagement has a purpose: to benefit Big Sugar. (Here is a copy of the Now or NeverGlades declaration, if you haven't already signed.)Sugar is the most heavily subsidized (federal welfare) crop in the United States. Major players include the Fanjuls of Coral Gables and Palm Beach and U.S. Sugar Corporation. Every year they take a portion of taxpayer largesse and sprinkle it through Congress and the Florida legislature [...]

2019-12-29T08:52:58-05:00August 8th, 2016|All Posts|

First post about your nation

This is the first blog post. You can insert photos into a post and embed content. Blogs are extremely useful, as they provide a platform for highlighting things taking place on your nation, as well as news or press that develops. They also keep your site content fresh, and increase the likelihood someone searching for topics related to your nation will find your website. Learn how to create a blog and some tips for keeping it updated.   To change this content, click "Edit this page" in the Supporter Nav on the right,or from your Control Panel navigate to Websites > [blog] > Posts & subpages > [first_post].This copy is displayed after the flip - which means you have to click on [...]

2019-12-29T08:52:55-05:00July 8th, 2013|All Posts|