To stop toxic algae, 10-year-old Stuart boy flies to D.C. to demand action


“We might lose everything,” Stuart’s Jack Benson says. “The river will become toxic mushy algae that would make all the animals trapped in it.” (Source: New Times)

From New Times: Since January, toxic algae has polluted the waterways near 10-year-old Jack Benson’s home in Stuart.

Frustrated with how adults were handling it, the soon-to-be fifth grader flew to Washington, D.C., to speak to Congress.

Though Gov. Rick Scott recently declared a state of emergency, he blamed the Obama Administration and the Army Corps of Engineers for not fixing the dike. But Congress has to approve funding for the repairs.

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