Coming just days after Scott was heckled at a campaign stop by protesters who dubbed him “Red Tide Rick,” the new action plan drew criticism from the Sierra Club, which called the proposed center “nothing more than a self-serving publicity stunt.” Resorting to clay to treat the algae is not new. Prior experiments with it in Florida
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U.S. sugar producers received the third highest share of “trade-distorting” government aid in the world between 2015 and 2017, behind only Vietnam and the Philippines, according to data compiled by Jared Greenville, senior agricultural policy analyst at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. In absolute terms, only China provided more aid to its sugar
Local leaders from Southwest Florida are teaming up to demand more be done to take care of the health and water quality in the Caloosahatchee River. Mayors from Sanibel, Fort Myers, Fort Myers Beach, Cape Coral, and Bonita Springs all joining in to oppose the recent decision from South Florida Water Management District that increases
VENICE – Florida Governor Rick Scott lasted about 10 minutes at a restaurant this morning before crowds eventually booed him out the back door. Scott, who is currently running for Senate against Democratic incumbent Bill Nelson, was visiting Mojos Real Cuban in Venice, Florida, for a campaign stop when he was greeted by hundreds of protesters
The Sanibel and Captiva Chamber of Commerce reports businesses on the two islands lost $19 million in just July and August. Thursday, US Senator Bill Nelson met with business owners to talk about solutions.
TALLAHASSEE, FLA—The Sierra Club today released “Tu Isla Salvaría,” an animated Spanish language music video. The video reminds Puerto Ricans living in Florida of the role climate change plays in hurricanes like the ones that devastated the island last year, as well as Governor Scott and his Siting Board’s role in approving or rejecting the
Nearly half of Florida’s 67 counties had fewer jobs than a decade ago, according to a 2017 report by the Florida Chamber of Commerce Foundation. Most are smaller rural communities in North and Central Florida and around Lake Okeechobee. Other counties include Alachua, Baker, Charlotte, Citrus, Columbia, DeSoto, Gadsden, Glades, Hardee, Hendry, Highlands, Holmes, Levy, and Okaloosa.
Black is white. Day is night. Gov. Rick Scott has nothing to do with algae mess plaguing Florida. At least that’s what the Republican governor’s television ads slamming his opponent in the race for U.S. Senate say. Hahaha. That is like trying to blame world peace on Osama Bin Laden. Nobody with a grain of sense is buying it.
From Now Until Election Day, FDP Will Hold DeSantis Accountable for His Extreme Votes to End Medicare and Rip Away Health Care from Millions DeSantis Has Voted to Take Away Health Care From Millions, Raise Costs for Seniors, Cut Social Security, and Kill Protections for Pre-Existing Conditions The Florida Democratic Party today released a new
Pinellas County environmental officials have reported hundreds of thousands of dead fish on and off the coast of area beaches stretching more than 20 miles from Clearwater to St. Petersburg, confirming that Red Tide has reached the Tampa Bay area. The first report of fish kills came from the city of Clearwater on Friday, said
Toxic algae are destroying Florida’s rivers and beaches. But Rick Scott cut $700 million from water management — while raking in hundreds of thousands from Big Polluters.
Gov. Rick Scott said Friday that Sen. Mitch McConnell had agreed to a key project affecting Lake Okeechobee. Democrats blasted Scott for taking credit for a project that was already in a sweeping environmental package and pushed for by Sens. Bill Nelson and Marco Rubio. (Read more in TampaBay.com)
The red tide was confirmed last November, and dolphin deaths had remained in the normal range. Then in July the number hit eight, double the historic average. In August, the number soared to 41 deaths in which red tide is suspected, the Miami Herald reports. (Read more in Weather.com)
On a Sunday morning at 6:00 am, the Catherine Price Campaign for Florida Senate District 26 gathered in predawn light at Circle Bar B Ranch, a Polk County park, to start a road trip down the Peace River to Punta Gorda. District 26 encompasses freshwater and land resources, such as the Peace River, that are very important to the State of Florida.
“No means No” unless you are Mosaic Co. Last month, Desoto County Commissioners voted 4-1 against Mosaic’s application seeking to rezone more than 14,000 acres from farmland to industrial mining. This was a major victory for the citizens of DeSoto County, as well as those in surrounding counties, concerned about the impacts of mining
A new environmental ad in Florida’s U.S. Senate race blames Gov. Rick Scott for Florida’s red tide algae blooms along the southwest coast that have chased away tourists and threatened the state’s economy. (WATCH the ad and read more in TampaBay.com)
DeSoto County commissioners agreed to enter into mediation with phosphate mining company Mosaic.
The decision comes about a month after the county’s board of county commissioners voted 4-1 to decline the rezoning request of the property owners.
Another mass shooting happened in Florida. This time at a football video game tournament in Jacksonville. Three people are dead including the 24-year old shooter, David Katz; 11 others are injured. After every mass shooting comes the hope that maybe this time will be different. Maybe this will be what gets the attention of Congress
Each year many Women’s organizations, headed by the League of Women Voters, sponsor a luncheon in honor of the national holiday celebrating the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, giving Women the Right to Vote! This year the 98th anniversary was celebrated. Eight members of the Democratic Women’s Club of Charlotte County
Phosphate mining’s evolution in DeSoto County rolls into this week. County commissioners today will receive choices on a request by Mosaic Fertilizer to possibly settle a dispute. Commissioners in July denied Mosaic a rezoning of 14,050 acres of farmland to industrial mining. The 4-1 denial vote on July 25 stunned mining advocates and thrilled its
Charlotte County has been hammered by red tide for months. And people all along the Gulf Coast are mobilizing to find solutions. A group of environmentally-concerned citizens gathered Saturday in Englewood to start organizing a Democratic caucus to push for policies to improve the coastal environment. The activists, many of them Charlotte County Democrats, listened to