Date: May 7, 2020
Reporter: Will Poston
For the last four years, Captains for Clean Water has worked to one goal: repairing Florida’s chronic water issues. A poison-pill provision in the US House of Representatives’ upcoming Water Resources Development Act reauthorization (WRDA), however, threatens to upend everything Captains for Clean Water has worked towards.
In a relatively short amount of time, Captains for Clean Water has secured large amounts of public and political support for fixing Florida’s water problems. Decades of chronic water mismanagement, to the benefit of special interests, has plagued South Florida. The solution to these issues is known: restore the natural flow of freshwater to the Everglades.