TC PALM: Join us Jan. 4 for a critical conversation with Sen. Negron

TC Palm: Written by Eve Samples. December 21, 2017. 

"Policy paralysis."

That's how a National Geographic cover story from April 1994 described the stalemate that was literally killing Everglades National Park. 

"Why has this park, after hemorrhaging in full view of the public for more than 45 years, failed to inspire the American people to stop its destruction?" the writer, Alan Mairson, asked. 

It got a bit better for the Everglades in the years that followed, thanks to a federal lawsuit and action by Congress. 

Not so much for the St. Lucie and Caloosahatchee rivers, which have continued to get blasted with billions of gallons of damaging discharges from Lake Okeechobee, the historic headwaters of the Everglades. 

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