Sunday, December 11, 2016

Mele on mining, development, and environmental peril

Andy Mele, vice-chairman of the Sierra Club, Sarasota Manatee Group, and Suncoast Waterkeeper, offers some honest words about the phosphate industry, about freewheeling Sarasota developers, and the dire impacts on the environment now, with worse in the years to come.

Mele was interviewed on WSLR on Wednesday, December 7, 2016.

Excerpt on development and Comp Plan machinations in Sarasota County (6 mins)

Full Interview: Phosphate Mining in Manatee - Mosaic hearing Jan. 26, 2017 - Democrats' failure - current developer activity in Sarasota and Manatee counties - Pat Neal, Carlos Beruff, Benderson - future "feeding frenzy" east of I-75. (26 mins)

Audio interview thanks to:
WSLR Peace and Justice Report 9am on Wednesday 96.5 LPFM

Photo credit: Sarasota Observer

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