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September 14, 2012 | Blog Post

Sugar Industry Seeks To Use Everglades As Toilet

For decades, U.S. sugar barons have been dumping their polluted runoff into the Florida Everglades. Day after day, these politically powerful corporations send chemical fertilizers and pesticides into the great marsh—wrecking America’s only subtropical wilderness in the process.

It’s clearly wrong for sugar plantations to use our public natural resources as their private dumping grounds, and we here at the Florida office of Earthjustice fight many legal battles to stop it.

July 20, 2012 | Legal Document

Caloosahatchee River Complaint 72312

Action against the United States Army Corps of Engineer's operation of water control structures on the Caloosahatchee River in Florida.

April 13, 2012 | Blog Post

In Florida, Green Is Toxic

As I write this, a new toxic algae bloom has broken out on southwest Florida’s Caloosahatchee River, filling the air with a sickening stench.

We are so infuriated at seeing this heartbreaking pollution disaster wreck our beautiful Florida so early in the toxic algae season. As you’ve read in this blog before, these outbreaks of toxic green slime are triggered by the excess phosphorus and nitrogen from sewage, manure and fertilizer.