Carl Hiaasen: ‘Like phosphorus in your water? You’re in luck!’

As far back as 1996, phosphorus has been blamed for damaging the Everglades. More than 20 years later, it’s still an issue. (Source: The Miami Herald)

The federal role in Everglades restoration was expanded by U.S. District Judge Alan Gold, now retired, who had become increasingly exasperated by the stall tactics of Florida officials and the weakening of pollution limits for farm runoffwaters.

In a 2011 order, Gold irritably concluded that the state and the South Florida Water Management District, “have not been true stewards of protecting the Everglades in recent years.”

He was dead right.



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