Are you sickened by the algae blooms that are polluting our water?
Of course you are, and you should be.
This is an ecological disaster that is not only doing untold damage to our environment, but it has the potential to seriously damage our economy.
In Florida, the environment IS the economy.
Why is this happening?
There are multiple reasons, but here are two for your consideration:
!. The state of Florida had an effective task force designed to avoid just these types of ecological and economic disasters…but it was disbanded and defunded years ago by our “public servants” in Tallahassee.
2. Leaking septic tanks contribute to the problem. Scientists call the sewage seeping into Lake Okeechobee like pouring gasonline on a fire. And Gov. Rick Scott and the state Legislature repealed a law designed to fix that problem. Here’s a link to a story by the Pulitzer Prize winning Tampa Bay Times on the SEPTIC TANK ISSUE.
It’s time for a change in Tallahassee.