BIG SUGAR SUMMIT #2 Aug. 20, 2016

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                                       BIG SUGAR IS A SIMPLE MANIFESTATION OF POLITICAL CORRUPTION

 

 Big sugar is a simple manifestation of political corruption, perpetuated by Republicans and Democrats alike, all those who take bribes from these despoilers of the environment.  The following advisory was sent out by Sierra Club.  It is a long way away, but if you can, plan to attend this important meeting.

We rely on healthy land, water and air to grow our crops, and we do more than our part to protect and improve our environment for generations to come. Sugarcane farmers are committed to farming in a sustainable, environmentally responsible way, and our farmers take tremendous pride in what they do.http://www.ussugar.com/

The above comments are from the U.S. Sugar website, claiming to be good stewards of the environment, when in reality they are a fundamental part of the horrible problem in Lake Okeechobee.  Their spokesperson Judy Sanchez, recently said “The water quality of Lake Okeechobee is the best it’s ever been.” See our post.   Her ridiculous statement illustrates how disingenuous their website statements are.

Comments by OSFR historian Jim Tatum.
-A river is like a life:  once taken, it cannot be brought back-


Floridians like you are feeling the effects of Big Sugar’s impact and influence, from the Panhandle to the Keys.

Big Sugar pollutes our water and air, stands in the way of Everglades restoration, makes Floridians sick, and owns way too many of the state’s politicians. For too long, Big Sugar has gotten its way.

There is no more powerful lobbying force than Big Sugar at the local, state or federal levels. This is why Floridians must organize to protect our lands, waters, and health. RSVP for Big Sugar Summit #2 on August 20 in West Palm Beach.

WHAT: Big Sugar Summit #2

WHEN: Saturday, August 20 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

WHERE: Embassy Suites West Palm Beach – 1601 Belvedere Road, West Palm Beach, FL 33406 [map]

DETAILS: Pre-registration required; $20 fee includes lunch and coffee breaks; Expert speakers from national and Floridian organizations and businesses

QUESTIONS: Contact Jon Ullman at [email protected] or (305) 567-0022, or Cris Costello at [email protected]

It is time to gather again at Big Sugar Summit #2 to pull the curtain back on the sugar industry. The summit will take us deeper into the Big Sugar world, and that much closer to our goal of cutting Big Sugar down to size. At Big Sugar Summit #2, you’ll find expert speakers, contacts, and resources to help you take the fight to the next level.

Expert speakers at Big Sugar Summit #2 will represent the Sierra Club, 1000 Friends of Florida, BullSugar.org, Competitive Enterprise Institute, Emerald Brand, Everglades Foundation, and others. You can find a complete list on the RSVP page.

Protect Florida’s resources from Big Sugar! You can register online now for Big Sugar Summit #2 on Saturday, August 20.

 

Thanks for fighting Big Sugar,

Jon Ullman, Sierra Club
Senior Organizing Representative – Florida Chapter

1 Comment

  1. My position for many years has been, that it is not just a matter of ‘sending the water south’, from my long-term environmentalist perspective, the ‘sediments on the lake have to go south as well’, they have been trapped within the dike of Lake “O”, and as the times passes, their level increases (leaving less space for the water not to reach the 14ft maximum), as the toxicity goes up as well.

    If I were to be invited to address those attending for just 4 to 5 minutes, I would make my case.
    I am the only one pointing at the sediments as the culprit of the problems. As the level of sediments goes unavoidable up the discharges would be more frequent and even more loaded with toxic compounds.

    For more, please visit my campaign web, in particular the page titled “Lake ‘O’” at
    http://www.jxuna.com/paginas/lake_o.htm

    J. Xuna
    Candidate US Congress, FL18
    [email protected] , 772 324-1123

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