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PineypointDEP photo In: Florida Moves Closer to Issuing a Permit for Deep Well Injection of Piney Point Wastewater | Our Santa Fe River, Inc. (OSFR) | Protecting the Santa Fe River

Florida Moves Closer to Issuing a Permit for Deep Well Injection of Piney Point Wastewater

  This problem should not exist.  The long saga involves the failure of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection and is an example of how Florida has sold itself out to industry at the expense […]

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CBD logo In: The Latest Bad Idea for Piney Point Should Be Rejected | Our Santa Fe River, Inc. (OSFR) | Protecting the Santa Fe River

The Latest Bad Idea for Piney Point Should Be Rejected

Here is an excellent op-ed explaining why this easy-way-out solution is a terrible idea.  This inexcusable situation has come to be because our DEP has failed us.  They see their mission as protecting industry at […]

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PineyPointtop DEP In: State Gives Manatee Draft Permit For Deep Well Injection Of Piney Point Water | Our Santa Fe River, Inc. (OSFR) | Protecting the Santa Fe River

State Gives Manatee Draft Permit For Deep Well Injection Of Piney Point Water

  Manatee County, aided and abetted by the main culprit in this mess — the DEP, has opted to take the easy way out and dump the unwanted process water which is atop the gypstack […]

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RedTide HillsCo depComm public In: Hillsborough, Port Tampa Bay, Water Utility Seek Link Between Piney Point and Red Tide | Our Santa Fe River, Inc. (OSFR) | Protecting the Santa Fe River

Hillsborough, Port Tampa Bay, Water Utility Seek Link Between Piney Point and Red Tide

“there is a preponderance of evidence, circumstantial evidence,” [that  red tide is exacerbated by Piney Point’s polluted waters.] Knowing this is true, the Florida Department of Environmental Protection still has as their only solution to […]

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