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Polluted fresh water from releases from Lake Okeechobee, near shore reefs off of Stuart and Jupiter Island.
(Jacqui Thurlow-Lippisch/
Article March 2, 2016

South Florida’s Tourist Season From Hell

Polluted wastewater from Big Sugar and other South Florida agricultural operations is being pumped onto Florida's coast, killing marine life and tourism business.

Lake Okeechobee, pictured, is facing another green slime outbreak threatening pelicans, dolphins, fish, manatees and Florida's coasts.
(Florida Fish & Wildlife Service by Katie Johnson/Flickr)
Article May 11, 2015

Proposed Bills Entrust Water Protection to Worst Offenders

The toxic green slime that killed pelicans, dolphins, fish and manatees in South Florida two summers ago is back, threatening Florida's coasts.

document March 28, 2014

Lake Okeechobee Water Transfer Ruling

Article April 24, 2013

Friday Finds: Seafood S.O.S.

Seafood lovers hooked on $1 oyster nights may soon have to find a new source of comfort for the work week blues. Thanks to an increase of carbon in both the atmosphere and our water bodies (which absorb about a third of all carbon emissions), carbon munching critters like crabs, lobsters and shrimp are getting…

feature January 3, 2012

The Everglades: A National Gem Worth Protecting

Earthjustice has been working to restore the Everglades for decades.

Press Release June 1, 2006

EPA Water Transfer Rule Proposes New Pollution Exemptions

Agency skirts Clean Water Act protections by allowing dirty waters

case March 23, 2005

Lake Okeechobee Pollution Limits

Lake Okeechobee in Florida is overloaded with fertilizer and animal waste from cattle and dairy farms as well as other sources. Existing restrictions are inadequate to the task of cleaning them up. Earthjustice successfully sued to make the authorities follow the law and clean up waterways tributary to the Lake.

Press Release March 23, 2005

Water Quality Improved for Runoff into Florida's Lake Okeechobee

Court ruling curbs pollution from dairy farms and cattle ranches into state’s largest lake