This letter to The Arcadian by Dennis Mader dated 09-27-2018 discusses the need to keep the DeSoto County – Mosaic mediation process open and above board and to eliminate “backdoor channel” communications:
This article authored by 3PR’s Dennis Mader provides insight into the continuing saga of DeSoto County and Mosaic
This article from the Hardee County newspaper The Herald Advocate Sept 6, 2018 discusses the “temporary” closure of the South Pasture Mine and the impact on jobs. Note the comment at the end of the article regarding increased supply from China, Saudi Arabia and Morocco through increased production. Does this portend continuing disruptions in Mosaic’s ability to compete? Florida has only a fraction of the phosphate rock that is available worldwide. Will it become too costly for Mosaic to mine in Florida? What happens then?
Arcadian news article by Daniel Sutphin about Mosaic’s ongoing pursuit of mining DeSoto County.
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.