The Diving Equipment & Manufacturing Association (DEMA), Sierra Club Loxahatchee Group and South Florida Wildlands Association add their support to opposition against attempts to extend ocean sewage dumping inFlorida.
On Friday, February 24, 2012, Executive Director Tom Ingram, issued a statement that DEMA is opposed to the deadline extension for Florida wastewater outfalls. San Diego based DEMA, is the largest SCUBA industry trade organization with 1,600 member businesses, including over 600 retailers from around the US. DEMA is dedicated to promoting sustainable growth in safe recreational diving and snorkeling while protecting the underwater environment.
The Sierra Club is America’s oldest, largest, and most influential grassroots environmental organization. Inspired by nature, they represent 1.3 million working together to protect our communities and the planet. The Loxahatchee Group is one of seventeen local Sierra groups in the state of Florida. They serve members in Palm Beach, Martin, St. Lucie, and Okeechobee counties in Southeast Florida.
South Florida Wildlands Association (SFWA) was founded in 2010 to protect the unparalleled beauty and biodiversity of the greater Everglades – the Metro area of Miami, Ft.Lauderdale, and Palm Beach is today the most populous urban area in the southeastern United States and the seventh largest in the nation. Many of south Florida’s native ecosystems have been completely transformed by agriculture, commercial and residential development, roads, canals, seaports, airports, and rock mines. Even its most protected natural areas have not escaped degradation as a result of outside pollutants and high impact motorized recreation.