Posts Tagged ‘Everglades Agricultural Area’

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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Help the Everglades, help the economy

Editorial March 18. 2017 Sun Sentinel Historic legislation to protect the Everglades and waterways throughout Florida continues to gain momentum in the Legislature. Not only should Tallahassee act this year, Tallahassee must act this year. Two committees have approved Senate Bill 10, which would provide money for a reservoir south of Lake Okeechobee. Approval in…

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Guest column: Invest in reservoir now — not later

By Nathaniel P. Reed March 10, 2017 TC Palm There is nothing complicated about the need to invest in the so-called Everglades Agricultural Area reservoir. One need only understand that water flows downhill. When Florida’s rains are heavy, the water flows down from the Kissimmee River valley and into Lake Okeechobee; it has to go somewhere…

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Analysis: EAA farmers refuse to sell land for Lake O discharges plan

By Isadora Rangel February 6, 2017 TC Palm A bill to curb Lake Okeechobee discharges hit a roadblock the day before its first hearing as 14 landowners announced Monday they aren’t willing to sell land for a reservoir. Sugar giants U.S. Sugar Corp. and Florida Crystals, as well as smaller farmers who own at least 2,500…

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