Big Sugar GREED Destroyed Lake Okeechobee – Immediate Action Needed!
The political mishandling has become criminally toxic and tainted having a devastating effect on the quality of life for water animals and humans as it trickles up to the declining economics of Florida tourism built around fishing, beaches, hotels and restaurant industries.
By Susan Price, Gold Star Mother & Analyst
[originally published on americaoutloud.com]
Last Summer 2017, Florida Governor Rick Scott closed beaches along the Treasure Coast. Over the past two decades, one of the major environmental crisis of Florida has been Lake Okeechobee’s growing toxic algae problems.
This now polluted lake, once a fishing and swimming wonderland has Florida natives and visitors up in arms over the wave of neglected and abandoned promises from decades of big government wearing suits with deep pockets while bowing down to powerful economic groups and political handlers.
No one wants to build sandcastles on beaches with tainted algae laced waters.
Known as Florida’s Inland Sea, Lake Okeechobee is the largest freshwater lake in the state of Florida. It’s the ninth largest natural freshwater lake in the United States and the second largest natural lake ( the largest being Lake Michigan) contained entirely within the contiguous United States, Okeechobee covers 730 square miles (1,900km) approximately half the size of the state of Rhode Island, and is exceptionally shallow for a lake of it’s size, with an average depth of only 9 feet (2.7 meters).
The lake is divided between the Glades, Okeechobee, Martin, Palm Beach, and Hendry counties. All five counties meet at one point near the center of the lake.
About The Author
Susan Price, Gold Star Mother
Patriot, Investigative Researcher,
National Voice,Veteran Advocate, Advocate for Justice
Susan is a National Gold Star Mother and resides in the Suburban Western New York area. The daughter of a Marine, and Army Veteran, She is also the Mother of a Fallen American Hero, Gunnery Sgt, Aaron Michael Kenefick a highly decorated and stellar Marine of over twelve years.
Susan is also known as a Veterans Advocate and a National voice. She has appeared on 60 Minutes, and other national media as well as and Patriot radio. Having worked with various Congressmen concerning our Military and Veterans, she has been sought out by many as the “the Gold Star Mother with a voice” – and “go to person”. Email her directly at: SusanPrice@AmericaOutLoud.com