For decades, the Army Corps of Engineers has knowingly poisoned our community with water laden with algal blooms far more toxic than the EPA considers safe for human contact. They even admitted it in Congressional testimony!
Last week, I emailed you regarding a letter I sent to the Commanding General of the Army Corps asking him to visit our community before he yet again authorizes us to be poisoned from Washington, D.C. At the very least, he should first look in the eye of every man, woman and child whose lives he will be putting at risk.
Unfortunately, Lieutenant General Spellmon REJECTED this request despite the fact that in 2018 he testified before Congress that he would be willing to work with us to prioritize public health in the Army Corps’ operations. Now, he is refusing to even come to Florida to see the issue firsthand.
That’s why today I reached out to President Biden urging him to direct Lieutenant General Spellmon to visit the communities affected by the Army Corps’ toxic discharges from Lake O before he authorizes the poisoning of American citizens this summer.
I will keep fighting to stop toxic discharges, and I will keep you updated if President Biden responds!