Posts Tagged ‘Central Everglades Project’

$2 Billion for Everglades not a silver bullet for toxic algae

By Jana Eschbach WPEC CBS 12  STUART (CBS12) — The President signed off on $2 billion Everglades restoration project this week, but will the money continue to flow south from Washington with the new President-elect? The funding took on a new sense of urgency this year when a toxic algae bloom in Lake Okeechobee poured into…

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Congress approves Everglades project aimed at bringing water south

By Jenny Staletovich December 12, 2016 Miami Herald Everglades restoration scored a major victory over the weekend when Congress approved a long-awaited waterworks bill. The $10 billion bill comes at the end of a year filled with water woes that wilted Florida Bay and left Treasure Coast estuaries coated in slimy green algae, and includes…

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U.S. House signs off on key Everglades work

BY JENNY STALETOVICH September 28, 2016 Miami Herald The U.S. House passed its version of a major water bill Wednesday, clearing the way for a big chunk of work needed to restore Florida’s ailing Everglades. In a 399-25 vote, representatives overwhelmingly approved the Water Resources Development Act that includes the Central Everglades Planning Project, a…

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Editorial: Pass this bill to help restore the Everglade

MIAMI HERALD EDITORIAL BOARD September 12, 2016   The Senate is tantalizingly close to approving legislation that energizes the decades-long effort to restore the well-being of the Florida Everglades. This is an opportunity that must not be missed, as it was two years ago when the region’s ecosystem failed to win inclusion in a similar bill…

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