Miami’s sewage is supposed to be pumped offshore but the pipe has sprung a leak

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Miami Waterkeeper Footage Shows Sewer Line Spewing Into Water Near Miami

Read the full NBC South Florida article HERE .

Learn more about this suit and our, "Stop Sewage Leaks" campaign HERE .


Miami-Dade Ignored a Sewage Leak in the Open Ocean Outfalls for almost a Year—After Having Done No Outfall Inspections for Nearly a Decade

Miami Waterkeeper issued a press release Monday, July 31, 2017 stating they were filing a notice of intent to sue Miami-Dade County. Read the full press release HERE


Miami Gives Okay to Controversial Power Line Deal With FPL

Law360, Miami By Nathan Hale  July 27, 2017

Despite strong opposition from the public and interested parties, the Miami City Commission approved a settlement late Thursday in which the city will contribute up to $27 million in return for Florida Power & Light burying new transmission lines planned in conjunction with the expansion of its Turkey Point nuclear plant.

Miami Waterkeeper's Kelly Cox spoke on her own behalf, argued that the city has "innate home rule authority that needs to be preserved and protected,” and said that FPL is obligated to follow local land-use and zoning regulations because the city knows its residents best. The city, she said, had the upper hand and was “well-poised to win.”  Read the full article HERE.


Threatened coral get second chance in South Florida

Sun-Sentinel Article - July 21, 2017

By Caitlin Randle 

They were once in danger of dying off, but efforts to restore South Florida’s coral reefs are paying off. A Nova Southeastern University team for two years has been growing staghorn coral in nurseries and then planting it off the Lauderdale-by-the-Sea coastline. So far, they’ve planted more than 2,500 coral colonies, hoping the coral will spawn on its own and the colonies will expand. At one location, the number of surrounding coral already has quadrupled.

Rachel Silverstein, executive director of Miami Waterkeeper, comments saying about 98 percent of the staghorn population in South Florida and the Caribbean has died off since the ‘70s. She attributed that to disease, warming oceans and climate change.

Read full article HERE


What Sewage Spills Mean For Miami-Dade Residents And The Environment

Our own Kelly Cox spoke to WLRN's Allison Light about the recent sewage spill that leaked over 700,000 gallons of raw sewage into Biscayne Canal and parts of the Intracoastal Waterway. Kelly explains how sewage spills affect our health, economy, and our environment. 


Coast Guard restricts Miami anchorage to protect reefs

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Coral Gables approves Florida’s first plastic bag ban

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The Standard's Earth Day Celebration

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Whole Foods Market and Top Chef winner host benefit dinner for Miami Waterkeeper

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