Posts Tagged ‘Buy the Land’

Legislature Agrees to Fund Lake O Reservoir

Legislature agrees to fund Lake Okeechobee reservoir to curb discharges By Isadora Rangel April 25, 2017 TC Palm TALLAHASSEE — The state House and Senate reached an unprecedented agreement to pay for a reservoir south of Lake Okeechobee to curb discharges Tuesday — clearing the first of many hurdles before the proposal can come to fruition.…

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Need for water storage reservoir outweighs criticism | Editorial

By the Sun Sentinel Editorial Board April 1, 2017 Sun Sentinel Opposition to a water storage reservoir south of Lake Okeechobee is mounting, but the arguments against the project remain unpersuasive. Two weeks ago, Everglades Agricultural Area farmers and elected officials vented at Florida Senate President Joe Negron, R-Stuart, during a town hall meeting in…

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Florida stuck in the past when it comes to water quality

By Pete Squibb March 24, 2017 News-Press I have been coming to Southwest Florida for nearly 25 years, and my wife’s family came to Sanibel in the 1940’s. We were drawn to the area for the fishing and other water-related outdoor opportunities it has to offer. In 2013, we purchased a home in Fort Myers,…

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Everglades Foundation: Restoration project would have $20 billion impact

By Susan Salisbury February 28, 2017 Palm Beach Post As the controversy over a proposal to purchase land for a reservoir south of Lake Okeechobee continues, Tuesday the Everglades Foundation released a 20-page study on the economic benefits of two other  proposed Everglades restoration projects. Senate President Joe Negron has proposed SB 10, which calls…

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Guest column: Now is the time for ‘Buy the land, send it south’

By Mark Perry February 16, 2017 TC Palm Lake Okeechobee discharges to the coastal estuaries result in significant economic, public health and environmental damages. The single most important project that can be implemented to reduce damaging discharges to the estuaries and restore flow to the Everglades and Florida Bay is completion of the Everglades Agricultural…

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Martin Commission backs Negron’s plan to curb Lake Okeechobee discharges

By Tyler Treadway February 14, 2017 TC Palm By a 4-1 vote Tuesday, Martin County commissioners supported state legislation to buy land south of Lake Okeechobee for a reservoir to help curtail discharges to the St. Lucie River. Senate President Joe Negron, a Stuart Republican, has proposed the state and the federal government equally share the $2.4 billion cost to…

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