Developers are purchaseing golf courses in prime locations in Florida and then running them down on purpose. They then go the the County Commissioners and ask for a rezoning so they can build condos and strip centers. Palm Beach County Florida has 4 out of 7 Commissioners voting for the Developers. Why? One golf course was developed in "Perpetuity" and the other golf course has already gone to the Appelate Court and the People have won. No development is allowed on their golf course. BUT, the developers keep putting in their DOA's and the 4 Commissioners are leaning towards giving them their developments. EPA tests on one golf course show that the Arsenic levels are almost 4 times over what humans can live near, and that level goes down 4 feet. The DEP states that cleanup would probably NOT be allowed for developing due to contaminating the underground water supply. Developers are circumventing the EPA laws by doing their environmental studies with private labs, and money buys any results you want. Therefore their environmental tests come in O.K. The Commissioners have been asked to pass a resolution that to develop any golf course the developer must FIRST have the DEP do the testing and pay for it. BUT the PBC Commissioners are ignoring this request. WHY, WHY, WHY? Peoples' health and lives are at stake and they have been voted in by the people. Why are they interested in breaking the law and making ONE developer multi millions of dollars? WHY?
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