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The water crisis that won’t go away!

August 10, 2018

To the editor: For years the South Florida Clean Water Movement eco activism group has been trying to send out warning signs, (more like S.O....

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Aug-13-18 3:17 PM

The Republicans are really good at putting the public in the cross hairs of one disaster after the other as they serve their crony capitalist backers.

Here are few of them:

Big agriculture (Sugar and the other Muck Farmers), rural septic tanks and artesian wells, runoff from lawns whether on the water or not (it all ends up in streams or ground water that adds to pollution).

Denial of effects of Global Warming. Hurricane Irma was a large caliber dodged bullet for the Cape and Ft Myers, not to mention the other killer storms devastating Americans and the federal budget.

All out effort to deny health care to all Americans, favoring big pharma, insurance companies and other profiteers.

The fossil fuel industry (big oil and coal) as well as the nuclear industry, centralized utilities and the weapons industry). The list goes on. Those that pay to play find money well spent investing w/the GOP.

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Aug-10-18 2:31 PM

Anticorp funny how you were all for development when it came to the 7 islands. I believe you were tossing around the word NIMBY and boasting about the tax revenues. Now it is a Republican problem and you are anti development. Shoe is on a different foot apparently.

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Aug-10-18 2:17 PM

The next century this all be taken care of.

The coastal development will be gone.

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Aug-10-18 2:06 PM

Our local Govt. must take blame as well. It is not the Feds or the state who dumped the fecal matter in the waters at the Yacht Club and Bimini Basin. Non treated sewage from large marinas leaking septic tanks as well as the public system has destroyed our water ways. The water in nearly all the canals is unfit to swim in and one risks infection any time they come in contact with our waters if you have an open wound. The blue green algae thrived in our canals and river front because it is full the same nutrients that fed the growth in Lake O. In the Cities hast to build on every square inch of water front we have no buffer to help protect our waterways. Run off from everywhere flows directly into the canals. Over development on our waterfront is the reason for our poor water The city must rethink its plans for the Bimini Basin as well as the 7 islands. These areas need to remain green not over developed with high rise, multi family and large marinas. Give us and our waterways a break

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Aug-10-18 8:50 AM

Fort Myers is becoming known for its rotten water and beaches just like Cleveland Ohio for the Cuyahoga River fires.

Water pollution did not trouble those residents very much either. Instead, water pollution was viewed as a necessary consequence of the industry that had brought prosperity to the city, just like Republicans say “growth is a given for lower taxes and jobs.” Cleveland’s disaster began the change to what would become known as environmentalism and science. I remember an old steel worker foreman there who looked this long haired activist and his son in the eyes and said, “Without smoke and noise u ain’t got snyt.

W/new leadership came reality and passing a $100 million bond initiative to fund the Cuyahoga’s cleanup. Cleveland State University students celebrated the inaugural Earth Day in 1970 by marching from campus to the river to protest pollution. ”.

Is it too late to fix this latest Republican existential disaster?

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