Environmental Attorney discusses Algae Bloom that is devastating Florida’s Treasure Coast

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Algae bloom around docks in Florida in 2012. Photo by John Moran via wikimedia

By Rob Lorei

On Midpoint Wednesday, we discussed the massive algae bloom that is choking Florida’s east coast with thick, toxic green sludge. It is believed that the bloom is being caused by agricultural fertilizers and septic runoff from Lake Okeechobee. Gov. Rick Scott says that he will ask the legislature for millions of dollars to help the communities on the state’s treasure coast around Martin, St.Lucie, and Indian River counties. Our guest today to discuss the algae bloom was Bradley Marshall, attorney with environmental law firm Earthjustice, which in the past has worked to combat the pollution around and in Lake Okeechobee.

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