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People wonder what's wrong with Florida, but the problem is so big you can literally see it from outter space. I'm talking about the sugar farms.

#Fanjuls ImageImage
2/ The big three sugar interests in the Everglades Agricultural Area are U.S. Sugar, Florida Crystals, and The Sugar Growers Cooperative. This thread will focus on Florida Crystals which is owned by the #Fanjuls, Pepe and Alfie, who are octogenarian refugees from Cuba. Image
3/ The history of the Everglades Agricultural Area is a storied one that dates back a hundred years when the first real land rush south of Lake Okeechobee culminated in ppl being sold swamps as farmland, and the deadliest hurricane in FL history in 1928. ImageImage
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1/ Phosphate mining in Florida is a huge problem. Radioactive roads, fish kills, toxic mountains, cancer, and sinkholes...think #PineyPoint. There is ONE major company responsible for almost all of it, which is Mosaic, HQ'd in Tampa. ImageImage
2/ Phosphate mining is how chemical fertilizer is mass-produced. It involves strip mining the surface of the land, and creating gigantic toxic waste piles called "gyp stacks".…
3/ This time lapse video shows the scale of phosphate mining in Florida's "bone valley" over the last 40 years.
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🔊⚡️Attention Florida.

They are going to pump radioactive waste into your drinking water. Alpha particle radiation is a danger to any life that consumes it.

Not fing kidding.

@EPA @EPAwater @EPAMichaelRegan @WHCOS
@Interior @Waterkeeper @RepDarrenSoto @calusawater
"If the EPA and state Department of Environmental Protection allow it, Piney Point would be the first — but probably not the last. There are two dozen other phosphogypsum stacks scattered across Florida, all with similar waste ponds on top of them."…
This is an emergency and must be stopped. Where is the EPA??

"In early April, site operators plan to begin draining the largest pond — the one that began leaking in 2021 — into a deep injection well."…
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1/ 🧵👇 Nikki Fried is a corporate lobbyist and a liar. Her record as FDACS Commissioner is terrible, but it's way worse than just that.


2/ Nikki began her political career as a corporate lobbyist in South Florida, back in 2011. One of her most prominent clients was HCA Healthcare, which is Rick Scott's Medicare fraud company.

3/ Her support of Republicans is extensive. In 2016, while Charlie Crist was being endorsed in his congressional run by Barack Obama, Nikki Fried was volunteering for State Senator Manny Diaz Jr., who recently took over for Richard Corcoran as the State's Secretary of Education.
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State Representative Randy Fine is under criminal investigation for his threats against school board member @JenkinsBrevard. Turn the volume on. 🧵
But there's sooo much more. He was recently named as Vice Chair for Redistricting in Florida. Steve Crisafulli and Make Haridopolis, lobbyists from Brevard, were responsible #gerrymandering the state 10 years ago so that 50% votes = 60-65% of the seats for the GOP. They are pals.
In 2019, Randy Fine's associate, fmr Deputy City Manager for Palm Bay Florida, David Isnardi, whose wife was County Commissioner Kristine Isnardi, was charged with conspiracy, extortion, and racketeering in a public corruption case that involved blackmailing city council members.
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🌤 #TampaBay is a beautiful and diverse ecosystem and we need to take better care of it. Yesterday, I saw two 🐬chasing 🐟 for dinner while pelicans crashed around them. Blue 🦀 were scurrying in the water. Stingrays stealthily skimmed the bay bottom. 1/5
We have worked diligently for decades to clean up the 🌊water quality of Tampa Bay, but the massive dump of acidic wastewater from the neglected #PineyPoint phosphogypsum stack feels like a slap in the face. This happened before. Nobody learned from it. 2/5
We must learn the lesson now and act. We need new solutions to protect our bay and waterways, & a true commitment to stick with it. We need innovative ideas for the meaningful use of gypsum instead of building massive mounds w giant wastewater ponds that leak and overflow. 3/5
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#Manatee County, Florida

pop. 322,833 (2010)

total area: 893 square miles
743 sq miles land, 150 sq miles water

county seat and largest city is Bradenton…
9 Nov 2016

‘Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton: How #Manatee County Voted’

‘Manatee County voters overwhelmingly supported Republican Donald Trump in Tuesday's election.’

“Most counties in the Tampa Bay area went red in Tuesday's election.…”…
“… #Manatee County voters also went red in the 2012 election. In that race, they favored Republican Mitt Romney by 55.65 percent to President Barack Obama's 43.22 percent”…
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