ENVIRONMENTAL RISKS

mining deregulation, mining, limerock mining

Our Last Chance to Dig in Against Proposed Mining Deregulation

We need you to help us show the County Commissioners thatwe will not be discouraged by their past unwillingness to listento the strong arguments against their pending action.   Please join us for this final opportunityto fight back against mining deregulation:County Commission MeetingWednesday, June 19 at 9:30amOld Lee County Courthouse, Downtown Fort Myers Mining is…

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Who Will Benefit from the County’s Wetlands Proposal?

When will it end? This is the question concerned Lee County citizens are asking after the Board of County Commissioners’ May 22nd endorsement of a land use change that would allow commercial and industrial buildings to build in areas that have historically been environmentally protected wetlands. “What’s so disturbing about this change to the Lee…

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A Brief History of the Density Reduction/Groundwater Resource Area

What’s in a name? In the case of the DR/GR, plenty – because what it’s called is what it does. The DR/GR – or Density Reduction/Groundwater Resource – area is comprised of 83,000 acres of southeast Lee County, created in 1990 to lower the County’s potential population (DR) and protect shallow aquifers in the area…

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