The fact that a lake the size of Okeechobee can be reduced to a toxic
dump, killing wildlife and local industries like fishing, with only
minimal coverage and minimal outrage says a great deal about the value
our culture places on water and life. Some believe the damage can be
reversed, in time, if only public policies were updated to stop the
contamination and contribute to the rehabilitation of the lake, yet
again, we find that life is not as well-represented in the halls of
government as industry and money are.
How much further can we venture down this path without suffering the most extreme of repercussions?
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