FORBES: How corruption caused a toxic water crisis in Florida

FORBES: How corruption caused a toxic water crisis in Florida. Created by Ed Hall

The massive, toxic algae bloom currently swirling around the peninsula of Florida has its origins in an ongoing cycle of political manipulations, kickbacks, loosening of environmental and water regulations, an aging water-transfer infrastructure in and around Lake Okeechobee, and a Governor in the pocket of Big Sugar. It all adds up to one vicious chain, and guess who gets to foot the bill.

How corruption caused a toxic water crisis in Florida

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