In the News, June 5, 2012

In an op-ed in the Gainesville Sun FCC Charter Members Estus Whitfield and Jimmy Orth announce the upcoming Speak Up for Silver Springs and Florida's Waters event at Silver River State Park to education the public and policymakers about the importance of protecting and conserving Florida's imperiled waters. Read Whitfield and Orth: Rally with Us

The Ocala Star Banner published an editorial on the importance and symbolism of Silver Springs as a rallying point for those concerned with Florida's dwindling water resources. Please read Rallying around Silver Springs.

Jimmy Orth contributed an excellent piece to Florida Voices on the crisis affecting Florida's waters and the need to stop sacrificing our environmental and economic future to appease the wealthy and politically connected. Read Silver Springs a Natural Treasure, is Gagging.

The Gainesville Sun published
a short note on the looming death of Poe Springs from John Moran. Read Requiem for Poe Springs.

The Gainesville Sun published a short editorial telling the EPA to Get On With it and impose federal water pollution standards in Florida.

The Citrus County Chronicle published a great response by FCC Charter Member Gary Kuhl to last week's ill-informed editorial by Dr. William Dixon. See Alarmists Needed.

The Citrus County Chronicle also published a piece by Dan Hilliard of WAR detailing the failures of Florida's public officials in protecting our natural resources. Read A Water Report Card.

The Gainesville Sun published an editorial on Friday discussing the arguments in support of, and opposition to, the Adena Springs Ranch Permit. Read Decline in water flow at Silver Springs raises sharp disagreement

The Florida Current's Bruce Ritchie reported that former DEP official Jon Steverson, who recently took over the top spot at the Northwest Florida Water Management District, denies that former DEP officials are being placed in the top spots at Florida's Water Management Districts. With the hiring of Steverson, and the pending hiring of DEP official Ann Shortelle as ED of the Suwannee River Water Management District, three of the state's five Water Management Districts will be run by DEP officials from Gov. Scott's administration. See On first day....

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