This is in response to Barbara A. Angelucci's Aug. 30 letter about Mosaic Mining. I have lived in Manatee County since May 1972 and have experienced all the changes since then. I have watched the big rigs digging up the land and was at first upset about it because of all the animals being displaced.
Then, over the years, I walked the reclaimed and rehabilitated land after the mining was over, and I was surprised and pleased to see how well Mosaic did fix what they took.
I see plenty of wildlife in and around these places, and it is amazing to see how well the land is doing.
OK, Ms. Angelucci mentioned that Commissioner Robin DiSabatino was upset with the loss of agricultural land, and I have a hard time understanding this due to the facts being Mosaic reclaims and rehabilitates the land to a better state than it was.
But Ms. Angelucci and Commissioner DiSabatino said nothing about the thousands of acres being bought up by builders and destroying all the agriculture land and natural animal habitats because of taxation greed by the county and giving the OK to build thousands of homes.
This county is not big enough to keep adding more homes and hundreds of thousands of more people, not to mention destroying the land our county was so known for.
Ms. Angelucci is misguided and Commissioner DiSabatino needs to get her priorities in line and realize it is the builders, real estate agents and greedy Manatee County commissioners who are destroying the agricultural land, not Mosaic.