Protect Florida Manatees from Deadly Pollution

  • by: Nyack Clancy
  • target: Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Pollution Prevention & Toxics

The endangered Florida Manatee death toll reached 829 in 2013, 463 the previous year and 776 in 2010; and average of two a day.

The manatees died from red tide and somthing called something called “nutrient pollution”, (also known as hypoxia). Red tide is naturally occurring, but blooms have been increasing in frequency and severity as a result of increasing agricultural and urban runoff.

The  outbreaks are fueled by sewage, manure and fertilizer. Florida's green slime and red algae problem is also making people sick, killing pets, seabirds and livestock and is lethal to fish.

Tell the Environmental Protection Agency to close the loopholes immediately that allow industries to continue to pollute with sewage, manure and fertilizer. Stop putting profits over protections of wildlife and their habitats.

SOURCE: http://earthjustice.org/slideshow/toxic-algae-outbreaks-in-florida

US EPA
Office of Pollution Prevention & Toxics
1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Mail Code 7401-M
Washington, DC 20460
Phone: (202) 564-3810

The endangered Florida Manatee death toll reached 829 in 2013, 463 the previous year and 776 in 2010; and average of two a day.

The manatees died from red tide and somthing called something called “nutrient pollution”, (also known as hypoxia). Red tide is naturally occurring, but blooms have been increasing in frequency and severity as a result of increasing agricultural and urban runoff.

The  outbreaks are fueled by sewage, manure and fertilizer. Florida's green slime and red algae problem is also making people sick, killing pets, seabirds and livestock and is lethal to fish.

Tell the Environmental Protection Agency to close the loopholes immediately that allow industries to continue to pollute with sewage, manure and fertilizer. Stop putting profits over protections of wildlife and their habitats.

SOURCE: http://earthjustice.org/slideshow/toxic-algae-outbreaks-in-florida

US EPA
Office of Pollution Prevention & Toxics
1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Mail Code 7401-M
Washington, DC 20460
Phone: (202) 564-3810

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