Thursday, July 12, 2018

Florida: 20 Years Of GOP Rule

Tourism, fishing and public health are being threatened by contaminants turning beaches a bright blue-green at the southern end of the state’s peninsula.
Algae that covers much of Lake Okeechobee has been growing and flowing through canals connecting the freshwater lake to sensitive estuaries on the east and west coasts of the state.
Residents and business owners fear the thick, toxic slime could strand their boats in marinas during peak tourism months. HERE
Rick Scott issued an emergency order Monday in response to the toxic algae bloom covering most of Lake Okeechobee. Such declarations won’t undo years of environmental degradation allowed in Florida under Scott and other
Republican officials. here

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