A 77-year-old South Florida environmentalist speaks out and gets sued, harrassed. She won’t back down.

Maggy Hurchalla protesting water pollution at the Capitol. (Source: The Florida Phoenix)

From The Florida Phoenix: In Martin County, all animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others. You may express your opinion–about a dodgy water deal, say, or damage to certain wetlands–but if you challenge the wrong billionaire, if you urge your elected representatives to take action thwarting the plans of said billionaire, you may find yourself hauled into court, financially imperiled, and told that your free speech rights are not what you thought they were, Constitution be damned.

Maggy Hurchalla, longtime warrior for Florida’s environment, daughter of legendary Miami News reporter Jane Wood Reno, and sister of Janet Reno, the first woman to serve as Attorney General of the United States, has been ordered by a court in Martin County to pay the very, very rich George Lindemann Jr. $4.4 million.

For the complete story: https://www.floridaphoenix.com/2018/08/06/a-77-year-old-south-florida-environmental-warrior-speaks-out-and-gets-sued-harrassed-she-wont-back-down/

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