Walking with the Alligators

Walking with the Alligators
A Florida Alligator

October 18, 2011

Will the Everglades Ever Be Cleaned Up?

If you read any of the stories below, you may begin to understand why so many years after they were first ordered to do so, the state of Florida has still not done what it has been given $100 million to do, get the toxins out of the Everglades.
Everyone involved has their own excuse, or agenda, but the bottom line is this, no one wants to spend big money on the Everglades.
Cleaning up the Everglades, will find no supporters among the Sugar companies, even though the phosphorus that is its main pollutant, comes from them, nor our own elected officials like Rooney and Micawho together have helped to set clean water in this state back 40 years.
Checks have been written, delivered and accepted for the single purpose of getting the job done, but someone in Tallahassee will have to commit to it and so far, no one is willing.
And, if you think our new Governor will finally be the one, think again.
Marjory Stoneman Douglas is watching with a heavy heart and wondering who will do the right thing for her beloved Everglades.

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