The Latest by David Guest

Managing Attorney

David Guest worked at Earthjustice from 1990 to 2016, as the managing attorney of the Florida regional office. His countless legal battles were, in one way or another, all about water. His motivation to protect Florida’s water came from years of running boats in the state’s rivers and lakes, which convinced him that waterways are many people’s spiritual connection to nature.

Beach chairs floating away in high Florida tide
March 13, 2015

Florida's State Workers Silenced on Climate Change

Gov. Rick Scott’s administration has banned state workers from using the words “climate change” in their reports and presentations, even as sea level rise slowly swallows the Sunshine State’s picturesque coastlines.

Clean water rally Florida
March 4, 2015

Big Ag Looking For Free Pass in Florida

Florida’s Big Ag lobbyists are pushing to make water quality enforcement a voluntary endeavor.

Everglades National Park
January 14, 2015

Snatching Defeat From the Jaws of Victory

Floridians overwhelmingly approved the Land Acquisition Amendment to the state's Constitution in 2014, but citizens need to remain vigilant to ensure the funding is used for land conservation.

Apalachicola River
December 15, 2014

Coal Plant Exploits Private Information Ruling to Hide Toxic Ash

A coal plant is exploiting a court ruling concerning private information in order to hide its toxic ash from the public eye.

November 11, 2014

Shining a Light on Florida’s Outdated Energy Strategy

America lags behind other countries—and Florida lags behind other states, in getting real about energy efficiency programs.

polling station
November 10, 2014

Floridians Overwhelmingly Vote for Clean Air and Water

Last week, the people of Florida overwhelmingly voted for cleaner air and water in their state.

Ichetucknee Spring.
August 27, 2014

Disney Building Fake Florida Spring – Really

Now here’s a crazy story that we absolutely are not making up. Disney is building a fake Florida spring for the world to see in its Orlando amusement park.

A fluorescent green toxic algae outbreak on St. Johns River on November 12, 2013.
August 6, 2014

In Florida, Toxic Algae is a Year-Round Fight

For those of us living here in sunny Florida, noxious green slime outbreaks like the one that shut Toledo, Ohio’s, water system, are now a year-round occurrence.

David Guest
May 16, 2014

Pollution Is Ruining Florida's Springs

Florida’s 900+ freshwater springs are filling with algae because of poor stewardship by the state.

Lake Okeechobee.
April 9, 2014

Polluting of Lake Okeechobee Must End, Court Rules

Backpumping by industrial agricultural operations is allowing pollutant-laden waters into drinking water sources.