CAPTIVASANIBEL: Letter to the Editor: Vote 'yes' for filthy water

CAPTIVASANIBEL: October 12, 2016. Witten by Charles Sobczak. 

To the editor:

Election day is just around the corner and I would like to take a moment to remind everyone to vote "yes" for another decade of polluted water coming down the Caloosahatchee and destroying our estuaries. I know there isn't a ballot for this specific issue so, in order to keep the water unsafe, un-swimmable and toxic please vote for these two biggest political proxies instead.

First, make sure you vote for the re-election of Senator Marco Rubio. Senator Rubio's largest donors are the from Big Sugar, including the Fanjul family. Rubio has consistently supported the continuation of sugar subsidies and has done his best to introduce legislation that allows polluters to continue their back-pumping. He has historically opposed any buyouts of the lands south of Lake Okeechobee. His re-election guarantees at least another six years of unmitigated pollution.

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