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Environmental groups say they will sue city of Cape Coral over Ceitus boatlife

September 28, 2013

The city of Cape Coral has been put on notice that an environmental coalition will sue unless a new barrier is installed in the North Spreader Canal....

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Oct-01-13 8:51 AM

If these people are so committed, and so certain, of their position, then they should be certain enough to put up a $3M escrow fund to be used to remediate the damage that will occur when it is proven they are wrong by nature. We know that won't happen, for it is much easier to spend other peoples' money.

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Sep-30-13 11:20 AM

If you have ever kayaked along the north spreader, you will see that there is nothing to anchor the west end of any structure, unlike the south spreader lock.

Long time residents have said that you could see flow around the west end shortly after the lift was installed.

When SW 6& 7 are completed, the next phase includes part of the area between Burnt Store road and the spreader. the project includes drainage improvements as well as utilities.

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Sep-30-13 10:15 AM

the city applied for the permit like they were suppose to. the permit was turned down. the city cannot build without a permit. I hope this group spends lots of money only to lose it. I wish Phil Buchanan would compare water tests from the canals on pine island vs cape coral. Does he believe it doesn't rain on pine island? doesn't he realize those canals with seawalls and septic system pose the same issues as cape coral. why not put up dams on every canal on pine island?

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Sep-29-13 6:43 PM

Despite the title of the article, Cape Coral legally has the option of building either a boat lift or a boat lock--obviously a boat lock would be much more boater friendly and is the way to go.

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Sep-29-13 6:38 PM

Sully...Which bribes? Be more specific.

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Sep-29-13 4:39 PM

Funny how this comes up now. Admittedly, not al of the brown water is from the Caloosahatchee, but the amount from the area in question is negligible. These organizations are in a no win situation. They are grabbing at straws over water pollution that is actually from a different source.

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Sep-28-13 11:40 PM

Tell them to take it up with the state of Florida. Another frivolous law suite that will be thrown out of court. Bring it on the county did and was not prepared to pay the court costs when they knew the odds of them winning was slim to none. If they want to sue someone go seek the Lake O pollutant contributors. Namely the cities around Lake O and the agricultural businesses. The lock is going bye bye believe it!

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Sep-28-13 11:05 PM

Does that mean if they win, the bribes will need to be returned.

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