Posts Tagged ‘Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan’

New plan could drastically cut Lake Okeechobee discharges

By Tyler Treadway April 5, 2017 TC Palm Environmentalists who have been calling for the state to “buy the land” say an amended proposal for a reservoir south of Lake Okeechobee will work just as well. Combined with projects already under construction and in the planning stages, Florida Senate President Joe Negron’s revised plan to build a reservoir primarily on land…

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Fix the Everglades? Don’t listen to Sugar’s lobbyists

(Uncredited) February 10, 2017 Orlando Sentinel The Florida Legislature is likely to be divided this session between North and South Florida. It shouldn’t be. South Florida needs water desperately. What used to flow south from Lake Okeechobee down through the Everglades can’t get there anymore. Florida Bay is dying. The Keys fishing industry is hurting. If Everglades…

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POINT OF VIEW: Negron’s plan for Everglades worth considering

By Sarah Heard January 8, 2016 Palm Beach Post Last summer, Florida’s incoming Senate President Joe Negron stepped into a controversy over Everglades restoration with an offer that no one should have been able to refuse. The whole idea of fixing the South Florida water management system and restoring the Everglades was about to fall…

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Give Sen. Negron’s plan a chance

By Maggy Hurchalla December 29, 2016 Florida Today A statewide campaign to discredit Sen. Joe Negron’s effort to “Buy the land to send the water south” is now underway. Opponents quote U.S. Sugar’s full-page ads that say we don’t need to send water south because 90 percent of the dirty water flowing into Lake Okeechobee…

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