Tania Galloni, Managing Attorney, Earthjustice: "They are using the public works that taxpayers pay for to spread pollution around."
The Latest On: Lake Okeechobee Backpumping, Florida
Alisa Coe, Staff Attorney, Earthjustice: "It's not OK to dump a bag of trash on your next-door neighbor's yard just because the guy across the street dumped 10."
A federal court ruled that the South Florida Water Management District violated the Clean Water Act by approving backpumping in Florida’s Lake Okeechobee, because it can harm public health and wildlife. Backpumping is the practice of taking water from a source, using it on farm lands and then discharging nutrient-laden water back into the source. “I found it bizarre that a state would fight against the people who live there.
Seafood lovers hooked on $1 oyster nights may soon have to find a new source of comfort for the work week blues.