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Chiquita Lock Hearing Resumed this Week

Chiquita Lock Hearing Resumed this Week

The hearing was continued after extensive questioning of experts concerning the water pollution generated by Cape Coral ran longer than expected. Petitioners also pointed out that Cape Coral has long held a permit to update the lock with improvements that would benefit wildlife, boaters, and water quality.

Case Against Chiquita Lock Removal Continues

Case Against Chiquita Lock Removal Continues

Plaintiffs who are fighting the removal of the Chiquita Lock in Cape Coral have been granted the opportunity to move forward and pursue their claims on the merits of the case.

The Fight Over the Chiquita Lock Removal is Heading to Trial

The Fight Over the Chiquita Lock Removal is Heading to Trial

The fight over the removal of Chiquita Lock is heading to trial, with Administrative Law Judge Suzanne Van Wyk ruling that the lawsuit can proceed. This comes after multiple nonprofit environmental organizations, including Calusa Waterkeeper was forced to withdraw as petitioners from the legal challenge.

High Fecal Bacteria at Lee County Beaches Trigger Warnings

High Fecal Bacteria at Lee County Beaches Trigger Warnings

Lee County’s health department warns residents to avoid the water at local beaches due to high fecal bacteria levels that could cause illness. Bowditch Point Park on Fort Myers Beach and Cape Coral’s Yacht Club beaches had unsafe levels of Enterococcus bacteria.

Blue-Green Algae Toxins are a Human Health Risk

Blue-Green Algae Toxins are a Human Health Risk

A recent News-Press article (“Well-known FGCU professor accused of downplaying blue-green algae by water advocate”) overlooks the principal barrier to public understanding of Florida’s persistent blue-green algae – the calibration of exposure to risk.

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