Manatees have now been added to the list of dead wildlife washing up on our shores along with sea turtles, untold numbers of fish, and even a whale shark. Why this is happening isn’t a mystery. Scientists have been warning us for years that water pollution and higher temperatures are a deadly mix.
No matter how politicians try to deflect blame away from themselves, the law is clear: the burden of protecting Florida's waters falls on the State Legislature and Governor.
We believe every elected official must have a plan to help solve this crisis that is quickly getting out of control. Florida has lost too many summers to inaction from our state lawmakers. That ends now.
As a constituent, you can make a difference right now by contacting your state lawmakers. Demand to see their plan for ending human-caused red tide and algae blooms once and for all.
This tragedy is preventable. We know the cause, and we have solutions. What we need are lawmakers who will stand up to polluters and end this now.
Consider the following script when you call your lawmaker:
"Hi, I’m a constituent and I’m calling today because I am extremely upset to see the unfolding tragedy on our coasts. This problem has been going on for too many summers - we need action now. Please send me the lawmaker's plan on how he/she intends to solve this crisis. It is getting out of control, and we need solutions now. Thank you."