Distinguished Speaker, Larry Brand, PhD
"Red Tide and Blue/Green Algae, Causes, Human Impacts and Health Consequences"
Challenged Longbar Pointe Development plans for marina and destruction of Sarasota Bay including the dredging of mangroves. Filed challenges to SWFMD and FDEP permits. Contested the County Approval of high rises and impacts to critical habitat along Sarasota Bay, violations of the Codes for development.
Challenged Longbar Pointe mitigation bank , a ploy to destroy wetlands, sea grasses and mangroves in Sarasota Bay; an area known as the "Kitchen". State approval is in appeal, Federal permit was rejected.
Challenged developer Pat Neal's permit to dredge mangroves and wetlands - successfully obtained a recommended order to deny permit - Contested the City of Bradenton approval for violating their development rules allowing Neal to destroy wetlands for 4 building lots. Currently in the County courts. ACOE received inaccurate permit information for alternative site requirements, we provided comments to ACOE to insure the inaccurate information by Neal was known not to comply with federal permit requirements.
Filed Clean Water suit against St Petersburg and Gulfport for dumping sewage into waters of Tampa Bay. St Petersburg settled achieving more protection for the environment, and improvements to their sewer collection system to prevent future sewer discharges to our bay waters. Gulfport settlement is expected.
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