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By Jennifer Gray, CNN Updated 7:19 PM ET, Tue August 28, 2018 Cape Coral, Florida (CNN) –Cape Coral, Florida (CNN) Usually, politics and slime go hand-in-hand. “Sliming” a political opponent is well-worn tradition, after all. But in this midterm election season in South Florida, it’s the slime itself that’s driving people to the polls. Green slime...

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Last week, the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) released a progress report on Senate Bill 10 (SB10) to the Florida Legislature. The SFWMD failed to use all of the tools available in Senate Bill 10 to find the “optimal configuration for the EAA Reservoir”, which it was tasked to do in the law. Harmful...

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The 134 billion gallons of Lake Okeechobee water sent east makes this year’s discharges the 12th largest ever sent to the St. Lucie River. TYLER TREADWAY/TCPALM (Photo: MOLLY BARTELS/TCPALM) Let’s make this as clear as possible. More land to store and clean water south of Lake Okeechobee equals less lake water dumped in the St....

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The water crisis Florida has faced over the last two years isn’t over. Today, solutions for our rivers, our fish habitat and our economy lie in the hands of Governor Scott and the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) who are responsible for the implementation of the EAA Reservoir. The root of the problem goes...

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A Letter From the Founders of Captains for Clean Water: Today marks an important day for the history of the Everglades. The Florida House of Representatives followed the lead of the Senate and passed Senate Bill 10. This bill provides $800 million in funding to create a dynamic reservoir south of Lake Okeechobee, in the...

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Last week, Senator Bradley filed a bill to purchase 60,000 acres of land in the Everglades Agricultural Area to construct a dynamic reservoir to alleviate discharges to the Caloosahatchee and St. Lucie Rivers, and provide desperately needed water supply to Florida Bay. This essential component of the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Project (CERP) has been talked...

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Captains for Clean water is proud to announce the Filing of Florida Senate Bill 10 designed to reduce harmful Lake Okeechobee discharges and provide needed water to the Everglades and Florida Bay. After testifying before the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on the Environment. and Natural Resources yesterday we were extremely excited to see the quick response...

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On Wednesday, January 11th, we made a trip to Tallahassee for the first Senate subcommittee meeting on the Everglades and Lake Okeechobee discharges. Captain Daniel Andrews, co-founder of Captains for Clean Water was joined by James Evans, Director of Natural Resources for the City of Sanibel, Chris Davison, General Manager of Island Inn, and Board...