23 Apr '11, 4pm

Short-sighted environmentally & economically @Earthjustice: Florida's Governor Turns Greed-Green

He opposes efforts to clean up green slime choking his state's waterways Florida Gov. Rick Scott Coming from an Irish family and working for Earthjustice, I have an affection for green that is DNA-deep. But, I know the difference between the green of nature and the green of greed -- and nowhere is that difference so starkly obvious as in Florida. An explosion of green algae slime, fed by uncontrolled agricultural and sewage runoff, is taking over that state's famed waterways. It's murdering fish by the thousands, stinking up the air, fouling everything it touchs, and preventing recreation use. It's like a green oil spill that can't be shut off. Or should I say, won't be shut off. The source of this affliction is well known - and so is the cure: runoff limits set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency after years of collaborative study with state authorities. All that ...

Full article: http://earthjustice.org/blog/2011-april/florida-s-governo...

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