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    WINK NEWS: Rep. Rooney takes on the sugar industry, demanding change to the Corp

    WINK News: Written by Brendon Leslie. March 13th, 2019. Making sure April showers wont bring May algae, Representative Francis Rooney is taking on the sugar industry, hoping that our waterways don’t drown in green gunk again. He says sugar farmers are in large part responsible for the blooms and believes he has the answer to solve the water crisis, “One of the things I’m trying to do is to remove agriculture from the corps mission and focus their mission exclusively on dealing with flood control and water.” Continue reading "Rep. Rooney takes on the sugar industry, demanding change to the Corp"
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    NEWS PRESS: Florida Department of Health emails show agency struggled to manage algae crisis

    NEWS PRESS: Written by Amy Bennet Williams. April 7th, 2019. With toxic algae fouling Southwest Florida’s inland waterways and coastline last year, state health officials faced a flood of worried questions as people turned to them for crisis leadership. Some were specific: Were Caloosahatchee blue crabs safe to eat? Was it dangerous to breathe near the algae-choked canals? How about swimming in the Gulf? Continue reading "Florida Department of Health emails show agency struggled to manage algae crisis"
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