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Water quality problems are home grown

July 13, 2018
Cape Coral Daily Breeze

To the editor:

America's government lacks the courage to commit to working to prevent our climate change catastrophes. The withdraw from the Paris accord, very unwise. The commitment to carbon-based energy, continued polluting our air, water and land is, to say the least, just negligent - especially when we have the technology and resources to lead the world in clean energy clean production, clean water and conservation. We have the technology of regenerative farming to secure our food and agriculture for the future. We have not committed to use it.

At the local level, we continue to grow our problems. Smart growth went out the window. We reneged on conservation, neglected impact fees and our DRGWR was a joke.

We currently have coastal flooding in our cities. There is salt water intrusion into our aquifers. Our lakes, rivers and streams are polluted. We continue to build in wetlands. What will be the source of our future drinking water?

This is the time of year when we have red tide and algal blooms and the local effects of these on our human and marine life. There are a lot of concerns expressed about cleaning up the bodies of water and restoring normal flow to the Everglades. However; there is no mention of rectifying and addressing the etiology of the problem as well as restoring the environment and giving us meaningful security that this problem will not reoccur. The discussions are more capitalistic solutions to continue to secure someone's pocketbooks never goes empty.

And the problem will continue.

No deep well injections, please.

Lewis Robinson

Fort Myers



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