Mosaic News

Mosaic Co. merits rezoning approval in order to expand phosphate mining operation

This is a case where we hope people can agree to disagree with civility after both sides present their points. Manatee County commissioners confront another thorny environmental issue today as the Mosaic Co. and mining opponents stand before them.

The world’s largest manufacturer of phosphate-based fertilizers seeks approval of a zoning change to allow a 3,635-acre expansion of its Wingate Mine property. Environmentalists object to the destruction of ecosystems and the additional toxic waste byproduct from fertilizer production, and some residents fear for their health and water quality.

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