Posts Tagged ‘Eric Eikenberg’

Putting the Everglades reservoir into context

By Eric Eikenberg May 15, 2017 TC Palm Now that Gov. Rick Scott has signed the bill to construct a reservoir south of Lake Okeechobee, it is time to put what just happened into context. The legislation was the singular priority of Senate President Joe Negron, who represents the epicenter of the toxic algae outbreaks…

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$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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We can’t afford not to build Everglades ag area reservoir

By Eric Eikenberg November 3, 2016 TC Palm Much has been made of the devastating environmental effects of toxic discharges of Lake Okeechobee water into the Caloosahatchee and St. Lucie rivers, but little has been said about the importance of increased water storage to Florida’s economy. The untreated water gives rise to regular outbreaks of…

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