The Series Highlights the People and Places Being Destroyed by Toxic Discharges
Stuart, Fla. – U.S. Congressman Brian Mast (FL-18) today released the first 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 first episode features Rep. Mast and Florida Oceanographic Society Executive Director Mark Perry. The episode also showcases some of the people featured in future episodes, including:
- The River Kidz
- Pastor Guy Calvert, Jensen Beach Christian Church
- Chris Hope, Owner of Outboards Only
- Blair Wickstrom, Publisher of Florida Sportsman Magazine
- Steve Davis, Everglades Foundation Ecologist
Those interested can sign up to get the episodes sent directly to them at www.mast.house.gov/torturedcoast.