Algae update: Obama administration denies final appeal for federal state of emergency


Robert Barstow shows his son Michael Barstow the awful smelling algae hugging the shoreline of the St. Lucie River on July 11 in Stuart. (Source; The Orlando Sentinel)


From The Orlando Sentinel: The Obama administration denied for a second time Thursday Gov. Rick Scott’s request for a federal state of emergency for algae blooms.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency rejected Scott’s appeal of a denial of emergency funds to deals with the algae that has fouled the St. Lucie River in recent months.

Scott cannot appeal the decision again.

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