2017 Article Deserves Another Read

This article was presented in the McClatchy DC Bureau publication January 21, 2017. Written by Tony Pugh, it presents many impacts of phosphate mining and some of the myriad efforts being made to counter it. To review the article in the publication format, click below.

https://www.mcclatchydc.com/news/nation-world/national/article127453944.html

Desoto County Attorney’s Remarks

For those who were unable to attend the Board Of County Commissioner’s meeting in Arcadia on 12-11-2018, here is a recording of the County Attorney, Donald D. Conn, as he presents his comments regarding the selection of Special Magistrate and the nuances of the mediation process between Mosaic and the County:

Also, this link will take you to the Florida Statutes, Chapter 70, that Attorney Conn refers to in his remarks.  The Statute is about Private Property Rights Protection and plays a significant role in what is taking place in Desoto County:   

https://www.flsenate.gov/Laws/Statutes/2011/70.001

DeSoto Rejects New Mosaic Mine

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:

http://www.tampabay.com/news/environment/Mosaic-spent-20-years-planning-new-phosphate-mine-DeSoto-County-has-rejected-it_170349203