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Dear Alexandra,

The manatee death toll across Florida is rising. In 2013, a record 829 endangered manatees have now died in the state’s algae-choked waterways. And more than 80 have already died this year.

Yet the Environmental Protection Agency continues to side with agribusinesses, pushing for loopholes to allow even more pollution.

Earthjustice’s Florida office is fighting for pollution standards that will help save the gentle manatee. But we need your support to win this battle.

Please, while there is time left, help us protect endangered manatees and hold dirty polluters accountable in court.

For more than two decades, Earthjustice has fought for manatee protections in court—and won.

With your emergency support today, my team and I will continue fighting to protect endangered manatees by:

Fighting in court to stop dangerous back-room deals between Florida and the EPA that give loopholes to dirty and polluting industries

Using the law and the power of the courts to strengthen pollution standards across Florida

Battling to restore Florida’s waterways and halt environmentally destructive practices and projects such as the Rodman Dam

In the last year, Florida’s waters have become so toxic in places like Brevard County that residents are told not to even touch the water. These are the very waters that manatees and other wildlife depend on to survive.

Help us fight back to clean up these toxic waters, hold polluters accountable, and protect endangered manatees.

Thank you for all that you do,

David Guest picture

David Guest
Managing Attorney
Earthjustice, Florida Office

P.S. A record number of dead manatees are washing up in Florida right now! Help us fight back in court with an emergency tax-deductible gift today, to protect manatees and other endangered species.