March 29, 2017

More than one million gallons of sewage leaked into a Jacksonville waterway

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – One million gallons of raw sewage spilled into Wills Branch waterway of the Cedar River on the city’s Westside this week, according to JEA. Residents in the Hyde Park area reported there was a foul odor coming from the Wills Branch Creek and a thick sludge on top of the water. The city-owned utility said the spill occurred this week because of a blockage at a lift station on Lenox Avenue. JEA […]
March 17, 2017

Retirement of St. John’s River Power Park the Right Move for the Environment and Local Community

The recent announcement by JEA and Florida Power & Light Company to decommission the St. John’s River Power Park in Jacksonville, FL in 2018 is a smart and responsible business decision. The coal plant’s output has been declining for a decade due to wide scale conservation efforts by consumers, as well as a changing energy landscape. The bottom line is that St. John’s River Power Park is no longer necessary and local communities shouldn’t have […]
February 10, 2017

Letter to Florida DEP regarding Mosaic New Wales Sinkhole Consent Order and response

Read CFSC’s Letter to the Florida Department of Environmental Protection regarding the Mosaic New Wales Sinkhole Consent Order and their response here.     
February 10, 2017

Mosaic, state should have seen sinkhole forming, experts say

A year before a sinkhole drained 215 million gallons of contaminated water from the top of a Mulberry phosphogypsum stack, monitoring wells around the stack showed something was already going horribly wrong — something that two experts say indicated a sinkhole was forming. Read more here!
February 8, 2017

Forget arepas. Part of this city smells like a dump.

In parts of Doral, the aromas of blooming gardenias, the freshly mown grass of its golf courses and sizzling Venezuelan areas have increasingly been overpowered by the wafting odors of garbage. In unfortunate pockets of the city, the rotten-egg stench makes its way into palatial, half-million-dollar homes and condos. The source? The Medley landfill and the county’s Covanta Waste Energy Facility, which sit nearby. Read more on
January 26, 2017

Manatee County Commission to vote on controversial Mosaic phosphate mine

Mosaic wants to start a new phosphate mine in Manatee County and it’s stirred up a lot of controversy. On Thursday, the county commission chambers were packed as people urged the commission to deny the project. At the meeting, the chamber was so packed, they needed an overflow room, while picketers stood outside. Read more here!