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Charlotte Harbor advocates challenge water discharge permit for Mosaic phosphate’s Bartow plant

Environmental activists, mostly from Southwest Florida’s Charlotte County, are challenging the phosphate company Mosaic’s water discharge permit for its plant in Bartow. The group called March Against Mosaic is concerned about pollution discharges from the...
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Environmentalist wary of Mosaic moving corporate headquarters to Hillsborough

The giant fertilizer company Mosaic announced last week that it plans to move its corporate headquarters from Minnesota to Hillsborough County; the announcement by the Fortune 500 company was greeted by many local leaders with...
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Industry still dumping pollution into Florida waterways: report

In less than 2 years industrial facilities dumped more pollution than allowed into Florida waters 270 times; that’s according to a new report from the Environment Florida Research & Policy Center called Troubled Waters. During...
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Judge rules against environmentalists on Florida phosphate mining

A federal judge has ruled in favor of phosphate mining in Florida and against a coalition of environmental groups trying to slow the expansion of mining in West Central Florida. WMNF News interviewed Jaclyn Lopez,...
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Manatee County approves expanded phosphate mining by Mosaic

The Mosaic fertilizer company has gotten approval for expanded phosphate mining in eastern Manatee County, with some slight modifications to its proposal. The Manatee County Commission approved a change in zoning Wednesday for about 3,800...
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USF students rally for refugee rights after Trump’s ban

There have been protests at airports and other locations across the country since President Donald Trump signed a partial ban on immigration from some Muslim-majority countries on Friday. Hundreds of people marched along Seventh Avenue in...
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Manatee County extends meeting on Mosaic mining request

The giant fertilizer company Mosaic is asking Manatee County to re-zone a 3,500-acre parcel of land in the east part of the county to allow phosphate mining; the land near the border of Hardee County...
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Environmentalists will sue if Corps permits Florida phosphate mining

Four environmental groups have put the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on notice that they’ll sue if the Corps follows through with authorizing phosphate mining on more than 50,000 acres of land in Central Florida....
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Jolly and Crist differ on guns, campaign money & Clinton

A closely-watched race for Congress in Pinellas County, Florida could be an opportunity for Democrats to pick up a House seat; Republican Congress member David Jolly faces an uphill battle in his newly-redrawn district against former Florida Governor Charlie...
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Resident near Mosaic sinkhole says well is polluted

Florida Governor Rick Scott took a helicopter tour of the massive sinkhole on the property of Mosaic Company in eastern Polk County Tuesday; but a nearby resident says her family is sick and her well...
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Mosaic apologizes for sinkhole communication delay; says contamination hasn’t spread

Executives from The Mosaic Company apologized Tuesday morning to Polk County residents for weeks of delays in notifying the public about a 45-foot-wide sinkhole that caused more than 200 million gallons of slightly radioactive water to drain...
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New phosphate mine nears approval in Manatee

On Thursday the Manatee County Planning Commission recommended changes sought by the Mosaic Fertilizer company that could lead to more phosphate mining in the east end of the county; but during an all-day meeting sixteen members...

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