Posts Tagged ‘SB 10’

No time to ease up on new reservoir

Editorial: No time to ease up on throttle for new reservoir south of Lake Okeechobee By Naples Daily News Editorial Board May 27, 2017 Naples Daily News A crowning achievement of the 2017 legislative session was Senate President Joe Negron’s ability to navigate Tallahassee’s turbulent political waters and forge compromise to create a new storage…

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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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Reservoir Bill: Thank you to Legislators

Our latest newspaper ad in “The Stuart News” praising Senate President Negron and the other supporting legislators for getting Senate Bill 10 passed. It’s a good first step in reducing the toxic algae.

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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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Florida Legislature approves reservoir

Florida Legislature approves reservoir to curb Lake Okeechobee discharges By Isadora Rangel May 2, 2017 TC Palm TALLAHASSEE — Senate President Joe Negron seemed overly optimistic earlier this year when he gave himself a 70 percent chance of getting legislative approval for his proposal to build a reservoir south of Lake Okeechobee to curb discharges. After much…

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Legislature Agrees to Fund Lake O Reservoir

Legislature agrees to fund Lake Okeechobee reservoir to curb discharges By Isadora Rangel April 25, 2017 TC Palm TALLAHASSEE — The state House and Senate reached an unprecedented agreement to pay for a reservoir south of Lake Okeechobee to curb discharges Tuesday — clearing the first of many hurdles before the proposal can come to fruition.…

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House shouldn’t squander chance to help the Everglades

Lawmakers in Florida House shouldn’t squander best chance yet to help the Everglades By Miami Herald Editorial Board April 22, 2017 The Florida Senate gets it. As a result, Senate lawmakers have passed one of the most carefully crafted bills yet to ensure the health of the Everglades. As environmentalists, water-dependent businesses, economists and tourists…

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Editorial: House Should Not Water Down SB 10

Florida House should not water down reservoir plan By Sun Sentinel Editorial Board April 20, 2017 The Florida House will hold its first committee vote Monday on the most important environment bill of the legislative session. Ideally, the House will make no changes to the Senate bill. SB 10 would create a reservoir south of…

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