Creative Loafing: Written by Cathy Salustri. September 8, 2018.
U.S. Sugar publishes inaccurate map of Florida waterways in newspaper ad, deflects responsibility for harmful discharges
Should we worry yet? Seems like it's past time to worry.
CATHY SALUSTRI SEP 8, 2018 2 PM 1 Tweet Share
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The misplaced waterways may be the least of the alarming things in this ad.
VIA JONO MILLER; AD PLACED IN 'SARASOTA HERALD TRIBUNE'
Is it possible Big Sugar is so desperate to paint itself in a good light it might have skipped a few steps with this two-page ad in Sarasota's Herald Tribune?
"If their nutrient management matches their cartography, we are in trouble," Jono Miller, an activist, natural historian, and environmental educator, posted on his Facebook page.
At first blush, the map may look OK — the Manatee and Little Manatee Rivers are in the right place, as are the Peace and Myakka Rivers. But see Myakkahatchee Creek?