Demand instant federal action
July 18, 2018


To the editor:

Some years ago, to create more agricultural land, the U.S. Congress authorized the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to divert run-off water from Lake Okeechobee - already polluted - to drain down the Caloosahatchee and St. Lucie rivers, rather than via the Everglades.

We now know this was a tremendous blunder and is destroying our Gulf and Atlantic-side communities.

So why don't our elected representatives in Washington and Tallahassee and in our own cities demand instant federal action to reverse that blunder?

Dick Hasselman



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