Posts Tagged ‘Governor Rick Scott’

Scott expected to sign “Lake Okeechobee Bill”

By Jordyn Grinnell May 12, 2017 CBS 12 CLEWISTON, Fla. — Governor Rick Scott is expected to sign a bill to build reservoirs south of Lake Okeechobee. The governor is heading to Clewiston Friday before going on an aerial tour of Lake Okeechobee and the area where the construction will take place. CBS12 is the…

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Gov. Rick Scott signs bill for reservoir

Gov. Rick Scott signs bill for reservoir to curb Lake Okeechobee discharges By Tyler Treadway May 9, 2017 TC Palm It’s the law: Build a reservoir south of Lake Okeechobee to curb disastrous discharges to the St. Lucie River. Gov. Rick Scott on Tuesday signed  Senate Bill 10, the legislation authorizing a significant increase in water stored south of…

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Gov. Rick Scott will approve reservoir

Gov. Rick Scott will approve reservoir to reduce Lake Okeechobee discharges By Isadora Rangel May 3, 2017 TC Palm TALLAHASSEE — Gov. Rick Scott will sign a bill to fund a reservoir south of Lake Okeechobee to curb harmful discharges to coastal estuaries, his office said Wednesday. His signature will make Senate Bill 10 final after…

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Gov. Rick Scott supports south reservoir

Gov. Rick Scott supports south reservoir to curb Lake Okeechobee discharges By Isadora Rangel April 17, 2017 TC Palm TALLAHASSEE — Gov. Rick Scott supports a reservoir south of Lake Okeechobee to curb discharges, and he wants lawmakers to allocate $200 million this year to help the federal government finish strengthening the dike around it, he said…

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Negron: Farmland isn’t only option for Okeechobee plan

By Jim Turner February 1, 2017 Orlando Sentinel   TALLAHASSEE  —  Senate President Joe Negron appears willing to look beyond sugar farmland to carry out his proposal to reduce the flow of polluted water from Lake Okeechobee into bays on both coasts. The Stuart Republican, speaking at the Capitol this week, maintained his desire to buy 60,000 acres for…

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Big Sugar’s slime flows north to the Capitol

By Carl Hiaasen January 15, 2017 Miami Herald The paid soldiers in Gov. Rick Scott’s war on the environment are aligning to block state efforts to purchase any farm lands south of Lake Okeechobee, which means Floridians can look forward to more summers of slime. Nightmare algae blooms, vile and job-killing, are destined to be…

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Editorial: Rick Scott’s positive move for openness

Tampa Bay Times Editorial Board September 27, 2016 Tampa Bay Times Gov. Rick Scott’s order to require the public to be told of any pollution incidents within 24 hours is a rare victory for open government, public health and the environment. It also is common sense, and the Legislature should follow up next year by…

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