It quickly became obvious why this place is called “Stony Garden.” I was reminded of a rock garden, so neatly did the wide variety of wildflowers, ferns and shrubs grow in the soil between the rocks, such as blooming partridgeberry and Indian cucumber root, the leaves of spring blooming jack in the pulpit, wild ginger, bellwort, and mayapple and especially the fern rock polypody, which is common in rocky areas. Along the tributary, tall meadow rue flowered. We found a few spicebushes, a nice maple leaf viburnum, and even a small American chestnut tree..
The suit, filed in Tampa federal court, takes aim at the two federal agencies over their approval of three new mines and the expansion of a fourth one in Manatee, Hardee and DeSoto counties.Meanwhile, residents of two Lakeland subdivisions recently sued their development company, Drummond Co. Of Alabama, for not disclosing the radiation risk of building homes atop former phosphate mining property.That suit, also filed in Tampa federal court, says the homeowners now face the same radiation risk as someone who gets a chest X ray every week.So far no trial date has been set for either lawsuit, and neither one targets a phosphate company.The lawsuit over mining focuses on a 2013 study published by the Army Corps that said creating those mines will destroy nearly 10,000 acres of wetlands and 50 miles of streams, causing a “significant impact.But the study prepared for the Army Corps by a consultant paid by the phosphate industry contended miners would do such a good job of making up for the damage, through a multi decade process called mitigation, that the impact would eventually not be noticeable. The study did not specify what sort of mitigation would be involved.”Without mitigation, a lot of the effects would be significant on wetlands, on groundwater, on surface water,” Corps senior project manager John Fellows said at the time.
Sure, the White House should get around to telling us what the results of the Egyptian elections in six months are going to be, so that we can decide whether we support the idea or not. After we done that, we can decide who to by (spoiler alert: any group with in the name is out). Then what? What do we do then, Sarah? Anything in particular, or do we just send them some messages via twitter?.
Finally she arrives at the grave site of Irma Selina Nelson Thomas, the legendary anti nuclear bomb activist who died in 1991. Thomas’ mother. Her father Hyrum is here also, indeed everywhere she turns is a grave site that radiates memories and frustrations about the government’s 12 year run of atomic tests..