This week water management officials tried to justify the discharges as being in the best interest of human health and safety. They seem to have forgotten, again, about the millions of people east and west of the Lake whose lives are being put at risk BECAUSE of the discharges.

This is not right. This is not just.

This is the truth: Lake O is being managed for the benefit of others to the detriment of human health and safety on the Treasure Coast.

That's why we must continue demanding answers and action. I’m continuing to push for a federal state of emergency and a reevaluation of water management decisions to stop destructive discharges while long-term solutions are under construction.

To hear more about the water task force meeting this week and bills we passed to improve healthcare, help veterans and strengthen our national defense, watch this week's week in review video.