Local Activists defeat Mosaic Mining

After two days of emotional testimony in support of and against phosphate mining in the county’s rural back reaches, the DeSoto Board of County Commissioners late Wednesday voted to deny the Fortune 500 firm its application to rezone some 14,000 acres from agriculture to industrial mining. (Read more in Sun) Local activists celebrated More Coverage of…

Florida Democrats Launch Petition Calling On Rick Scott To Acknowledge the Harmful Impact of Climate Change

Miami Herald: Florida has more to lose with sea rise than anywhere else in the U.S Petition here Yesterday, the Tampa Bay Times reported on how Rick Scott has financial interests in various companies that would benefit from his inaction on climate change. This is the latest in a string of reporting that has dove into Rick Scott’s various…

Rick Scott dodging responsibility and questions as offshore drilling ruse exposed yet again

As Rick Scott travels to Sarasota and Riviera Beach today, more revelations and more questions about his offshore drilling stunt and his role as chair of a federal Super PAC to skirt campaign finance laws are reminding Floridians just why they can’t trust Rick Scott and his self-serving politics. Florida Democratic Party spokesman Sebastian Kitchen released the…