TCPALM: Our view: Hold U.S. Sugar to its promise

TCPalm: February 2, 2017. Written by Treasure Coast Newspapers' Editorial Board.

“Absolutely.”

That was the answer our Editorial Board got, without hesitation, from a U.S. Sugar Corp. executive when we posed this question:

Will you meet with local leaders and environmentalists to identify a mutually agreeable solution to permanently stop discharges from Lake Okeechobee to the St. Lucie River?

“I’d be more than willing to sit down with whoever it is to engage in those discussions as to what it is we ought to be doing and why,” said Malcolm “Bubba” Wade, the Clewiston-based sugar company’s senior vice president for corporate strategy and business development, during a meeting Wednesday with Treasure Coast Newspapers’ Editorial Board.

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