Pittman will discuss his latest book, Manatee Insanity: Inside the War Over
's Most Famous Endangered Species Florida
A three-time Waldo Proffitt Award winner for Distinguished Environmental Journalism in
Florida, Pittman’s investigative reporting has exposed flaws and corruption in ’s regulation of sensitive wetlands and water resources. In a 2004 story for the Times, he uncovered a secret plan by Florida Florida’s business leaders to transfer water from sleepy North Florida to booming South Florida. The stories caused such an uproar that then-Gov. Jeb Bush scuttled the plan.
Pittman’s previous book, Paving Paradise: Florida’s Vanishing Wetlands and the Failure of No Net Loss, was recognized by the Society of Environmental Journalists.
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