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Florida Office

The Everglades. (Brian Lasenby / Shutterstock)
Water rules over much of Florida. The Florida regional office works to protect the state's precious waterways from agricultural and sewage runoff, which is causing toxic algal outbreaks.

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Lakes, wetlands and rivers bring life to Florida's most important natural features: the Everglades, Lake Okeechobee, and the state's mangrove forests and beaches.

Florida’s waters are critically important to the state’s economic well-being and its residents’ quality of life. But water quality across the state has been declining for decades, due to unchecked agricultural pollution, rapid development, and cattle operations. Many of the state’s freshwater springs, rivers, and lakes are now stagnant and choked with algae.

For more than two decades, the Florida regional office has worked to strengthen regulations to clean up Florida’s waterways and ensure that government and industry are held accountable and the public is informed and engaged.

We have a vision of Florida waters restored to the astounding natural resource they once were. We're working for a future where the state’s aquatic ecosystems function naturally and healthily, support wildlife populations, help to meet the state’s drinking water needs, and offer safe and beautiful places for recreational activities.


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Contact Florida Office

111 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Tallahassee, FL  32301
(850) 681-0031
floffice@earthjustice.org

Staff

David Guest Managing Attorney

Beverly Beard Litigation Assistant

Alisa Coe Staff Attorney

Adrienne Hollis Project Attorney

Bradley Marshall Associate Attorney

Monica Reimer Staff Attorney

Kristen Standridge Office Manager

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Regional Office: Spotlight Features

Water Warrior

Managing Attorney David Guest talks about the threat to the health and wealth of Florida's citizens posed by toxic algae outbreaks. The outbreaks are caused by pollutants from sewage, fertilizer and manure that big business pumps into Florida's waterways.

The Everglades: A National Gem Worth Protecting

Earthjustice has been working to restore the Everglades for more than two decades. Today, we are fighting for numeric, quantifiable limits on water pollution from fertilizer, sewage, and manure in the state’s waters, including those running to the Everglades.

Ending Toxic Algae In Florida

Industrial polluters have been using Florida's public waters as their cheap, private sewers for years. Now, they are bringing considerable political and monetary forces to fight against clean water standards that the public overwhelmingly supports.

Preventing More BP-Type Oil Disasters

If ever the Earth needed a good lawyer, now is the time, as more than 200 million of gallons of oil from BP's Deepwater Horizon polluted the Gulf of Mexico in 2010. Explore in-depth coverage of the spill as it happened, as well as Earthjustice litigation related to oil spills and chemical oil dispersants.

Raw Sewage and a Raw Deal in Rochelle

Imagine routinely shoveling away piles of sewage and toilet paper from your yard after it rains. Such is the plight of African-American residents in Rochelle, GA, courtesy their own city government. Earthjustice is working to end this atrocity.

Florida Coal Plant Victory Leads to Renewable Power

In 2007, Earthjustice successfully opposed Florida Power and Light's proposal to build what would have been America's largest coal-fired power plant. Two years later, the utility announced plans to harness a different kind of energy: solar.