Aug 09 2018
The Series Highlights the People and Places Being Destroyed by Toxic Discharges
Stuart, Fla. – U.S. Congressman Brian Mast (FL-18) today released the fifth episode of his new documentary series, titled The Tortured Coast. The series highlights the human and environmental toll from the toxic Lake Okeechobee discharges: business being forced to shut down, people getting sick, animals dying and critical habitats being destroyed.
The fifth episode features Florida Sportsman Magazine, which was forced to temporarily close its office due to proximity to toxic algal blooms. The episode also focuses on the importance of re-evaluating the management of water levels during the dry season to prevent discharges during the wet season. Those interested can sign up to get the episodes sent directly to them at www.mast.house.gov/torturedcoast.