Florida's Vanishing Wetlands and the Failure of No Net Loss
book by Craig Pittman and Matthew Waite
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Florida has lost over 84,000 acres of wetlands since 1990, this despite "no net loss" mandates. For 4 years Journalists Craig Pittman and Matthew Waite investigated how Federal, state and local legislators failed to protect Florida's wetlands from developers and their developments.
In this book Pittman and Waite explain how "wetland protection" often just gives the illusion of protecting the environment while it allows Florida's native habitat to be paved over.
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Pittman and Waite are both reporters at the St. Petersburg Times and have twice earned the top investigative reporting prize in the nation from the Society of Environmental Journalists as well as the Waldo Proffit Award for Excellence in Environmental Journalism in Florida.
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