Posts Tagged ‘Caloosahatchee River’

Florida Legislature approves reservoir

Florida Legislature approves reservoir to curb Lake Okeechobee discharges By Isadora Rangel May 2, 2017 TC Palm TALLAHASSEE — Senate President Joe Negron seemed overly optimistic earlier this year when he gave himself a 70 percent chance of getting legislative approval for his proposal to build a reservoir south of Lake Okeechobee to curb discharges. After much…

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The Reservoir Plan Will Help All of Us in Florida

Column: Protecting the Everglades with the reservoir plan will help all of us in Florida By Bob Martinez and Dominic M. Calabro April 24, 2017 Tampa Bay Times Florida’s Everglades is an American iconic national park known and revered throughout the world for its biodiversity. Floridians, regardless where they live, must join together to protect…

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Senate OKs Lake Okeechobee reservoir bill; what about House?

  By Isadora Rangel April 12, 2017 TC Palm TALLAHASSEE — The Senate on Wednesday passed a bill to build a reservoir south of Lake Okeechobee to curb discharges to the St. Lucie and Caloosahatchee rivers. With a 36-3 vote, the Senate sent the bill to the House, where some members have criticized Republican Senate President Joe…

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Eve Samples: Land-buy bill is bold response to toxic algae

By Eve Samples January 26, 2017 TC Palm Let the gamesmanship begin. On Thursday, a bill was filed advancing state Senate President Joe Negron’s proposal to buy 60,000 acres south of Lake Okeechobee for construction of a long-envisioned reservoir. The goal: To divert polluted lake water that regularly fouls the St. Lucie and Caloosahatchee estuaries, clean that water, then send it south…

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Editorial: Negron’s smart next step for the Everglades

By Editorial Board January 11, 2017 Tampa Bay Times There should be no doubt that the Florida Legislature should move forward with a sensible plan to create more water storage space south of Lake Okeechobee to achieve the goals of the multibillion-dollar Everglades cleanup effort. That is critical for easing the dumping of toxic lake…

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End stench and sludge. Save the Everglades: #NowOrNeverglades

By Orlando Sentinel Editors November 14, 2016 Orlando Sentinel A week ago, while most Floridians were preoccupied by a certain approaching news event, a 12-day bus tour concluded in a campaign to highlight an issue whose impact — at least for Florida —could linger well beyond the results from Election Day. Sponsored by the Everglades…

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