This is a link to good article in The Bradenton Times about the excellent outcome in DeSoto County:
The recent public hearing in Wauchula regarding zoning and permitting the huge Ona mine continues the downward spiral of Hardee County. Here is an excellent letter from Nancy Armstrong in which she reviews the hearing and its consequences.
Link to article in the Charlotte Sun Our View July 29, 2018 regarding Mosaic’s defeat in their recent zoning application attempt:
DeSoto County rejects new Mosaic phosphate mine, surprising even mining foes
Tampa Bay Times News Roundup – Craig Pittman
Updated: July 26, 2018 at 12:41 PM
The world’s largest phosphate company, Mosaic Co., lost its bid Wednesday night to open a new mine on 18,000 acres of land near one of the state’s most pristine creeks.
After hearing impassioned testimony from hundreds of people over the course of two days, the DeSoto County Commission voted 4-1 Wednesday to reject Mosaic’s request to change the zoning on its property from agricultural to mining.
FULL ARTICLE IN TAMPA BAY TIMES AT THIS LINK:
Link to Article by Greg Martin in the Charlotte Sun July 22, 2018
Link to an Article in the Charlotte Sun July 22, 2018. A discussion with Bill Lambert of Hardee County
“Don’t wait until the mining is done and then have a knee-jerk reaction and say, ‘Oh, what have we done?’” Lambert warned.
Letter to the editor in July 18, 2018 Arcadian regarding the phosphate industry’s relationship with CHNEP (Charlotte Harbor National Estuary Program):
Link to letter to the editor in July 19, 2018 Arcadian:
Link to Letter to the Editor in July 19, 2018 Arcadian:
A New Mosaic Agreement
Last week’s edition of the Herald Advocate provided a thorough a history of the Care Sync story until the present failure. We as citizens and observers of this saga over the past few years have truly puzzled at how large amounts of money have been repeatedly sunk into this project despite unfulfilled promises, like dumping money into a black hole. Continue reading “A New Mosaic Agreement”