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Everglades National Park is one of America’s great places. The vast South Florida marsh is the largest continuous stand of sawgrass prairie left in North America and is the continent’s most significant tropical bird breeding ground.
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Press Release: Victory February 11, 2019

Federal Judge Rejects Request to Let Florida Off the Hook for Everglades Cleanup

Consent decree provides important water quality protections and requires that water sent south to the Everglades is clean

Everglades National Park
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Article March 3, 2017

The Everglades Under Fire

Florida is taking advantage of the new political environment to try and weasel out of its legal commitment to clean up Everglades National Park.

President Obama in the Oval Office.
(Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
Press Release April 21, 2015

Restoring the Everglades During Climate Change Requires Continued Federal Commitment

President Obama’s visit underscores natural resource priorities

Article February 11, 2014

Florida Governor Embraces Polluters in Chesapeake

Just helping another state’s waterways get as polluted as his.

Article November 13, 2013

Pollution Killing Manatees at Record Pace

Yet, industry group seeks to removed endangered species status.

Article February 14, 2013

Anti-Slime Brigade Packs Florida EPA Meeting

In a fantastic show of grassroots support for clean water, Floridians packed a Environmental Protection Agency meeting in Tampa on Jan. 16, saying they are fed up with repeated slimy algae outbreaks on the state‚Äôs beaches, rivers, spring and streams More than 150 protested, and they wore fluorescent green T-shirts saying, ‚ÄúAsk me about slime.‚ÄĚ…

document February 7, 2013

Everglades Lease Petition

Press Release February 7, 2013

Earthjustice Files Lawsuit To Stop Further Pollution in the Everglades

Florida governor and cabinet improperly granted new, 30-year Everglades farming leases to Big Sugar and vegetable plantations while taxpayers pay to clean up mess

Article February 3, 2012

Friday Finds: Snakes in the ‚ÄėGlades

Pythons and anacondas put the squeeze on the Everglades Forget snakes on a plane. Snakes like pythons and anacondas are taking over the Florida Everglades and eating everything‚ÄĒincluding rabbits, raccoons and even deer‚ÄĒin sight, reports the Washington Post. Thanks to reckless owners releasing pets they no longer want, invasive snakes are slowly climbing their way…

feature January 3, 2012

The Everglades: A National Gem Worth Protecting

Earthjustice has been working to restore the Everglades for decades.

Article October 12, 2011

Florida Fish Die As Chamber Panders

document September 30, 2011

Order Affirming SM Report

Press Release: Victory September 30, 2011

Federal Judge Rules For Cleaner Water In The Everglades

Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge needs cleaner water

feature September 29, 2011

Into The Swamp

David Guest and Earthjustice‚Äôs Florida office have braved alligator islands and hostile negotiating tables to defend the state‚Äôs most precious resource. In more than 30 years of service, Guest and his colleagues have made Florida‚ÄĒand the nation‚ÄĒa better place.

Article September 21, 2011

Florida: The Polluters' Paradise State

Article July 14, 2011

Pictures Of What House Voted To Support

The U.S. House of Representatives was a in a cruel mood, yesterday, when it passed H.R. 2018, a bill that would prevent the Environmental Protection Agency from protecting our nation’s waterways and drinking supplies—and give that power to the states. But, don’t take my word for why this legislation is so potentially devastating. Just check…

Article June 24, 2011

Unwanted Green Tourism Slimes Florida

As I write this, half of the 75-mile long Caloosahatchee River in southwest Florida is covered by nauseating green slime. It’s a heartbreaking sight – dead fish wash up along the banks, and waterfront homes have a pricey view of a stinking mess. One dismayed homeowner told me he plans to petition local government to…

Article May 12, 2011

Florida Quiz: Is Green Poisonous or Pristine?

You decide. Check out this picture of Florida’s waterways—choked with algae—and choose which of the following quotes best describes the photo. Both speakers were referring to attempts in the state legislature to keep the Environmental Protection Agency from regulating the amount of nutrients flowing from utilities, industry and large-scale farms into Florida’s waterways. The nutrients feed an…