Sierra Club’s claims about phosphate mislead the public
Sarasota Herald Tribune, 12/21/09
(Mosaic’s response to the Sierra Club letter)
A recent Herald-Tribune column by Cris Costello, a paid opponent of the Florida phosphate industry, paints a deceptive picture of our industry and my company.
Mosaic ad campaign hides the truth about phosphate mining
Sarasota Herald Tribune, 12/15/09
Recently many Florida newspapers carried a 12-page advertising supplement from The Mosaic Co. with images of happy families and wildlife. Mosaic is the large Minnesota-based corporation which operates almost all of the phosphate mines in Central Florida.
Judge revokes permit for Mirasol development
Naples Daily News, 10/26/09
A coalition of five environmental organizations – National Wildlife Federation, Florida Wildlife Federation, Conservancy of Southwest Florida, Collier County Audubon Society and National Audubon Society, opposing golf course and residential developments in a wetland slough flowing from Corkscrew Swamp, saw their federal lawsuit decided in their favor. Federal circuit court judge Jose Martinez has ruled that the Army Corps of Engineers did not do adequate accounting of the cumulative impacts to this watershed due to numerous developments being proposed in wetlands. In response to thelawsuit the environmental groups filed against the Corps and the US Fish and Wildlife Service back in 2008, Judge Martinez revoked the federal permit to destroy 645 acres of wetlands for Mirasol and invalidated the biological opinion written by the USFWS on level of threat to endangered wood storks nesting at Corkscrew Swamp. The environmental coalition has also filed a similar lawsuit against the adjacent Saturnia Falls project and anticipate a ruling on this case soon.
Politics, not science, controls our water
Sarasota Herald-Tribune, 4/15/09
When Florida had too much water, property owners drained the swampland, elevated it with fill and sold it to northerners.
Now that Florida has too little water, property owners are ready to sell their dried-out lowlands to the government, which will fill them with — you guessed it — water. [Read More]
Sierra Club: Request for Environmental Impact Study. 09-18-09
Environmental Reclamation of Old Mined Lands in the Upper Peace River Watershed
Protect Our Watershed’s Letter to the Corps of Engineers
Regarding Mosaic’s Ona Mine Permit
EPA Requires EIS and other Conditions to Mosaic’s S. Ft. Meade Mine Extension 1/15/10
Listen to 3PR President Dennis Mader on the Rob Lorei Show. 1/14/2010 on WMNF-FM in Tampa, FL
Listen to 3PR President Dennis Mader on the Rob Lorei Show1/14/2010 on WMNF-FM in Tampa, FL
Significant Victory for Hardee Environment and Quality of Life