Posts Tagged ‘Senator Joe Negron’

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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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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Senate OKs Lake Okeechobee reservoir bill; what about House?

  By Isadora Rangel April 12, 2017 TC Palm TALLAHASSEE — The Senate on Wednesday passed a bill to build a reservoir south of Lake Okeechobee to curb discharges to the St. Lucie and Caloosahatchee rivers. With a 36-3 vote, the Senate sent the bill to the House, where some members have criticized Republican Senate President Joe…

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No more excuses on Everglades reservoir | Editorial

By Sun Sentinel Editorial Board April 6, 2017 Sun Sentinel The Florida Legislature has compromised on a vital Everglades project without compromising the goal. By a vote of 16-2, the Senate Appropriations Committee on Wednesday approved an amended version of Senate Bill 10. It would create a reservoir south of Lake Okeechobee to store fresh…

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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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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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PBS Video: What’s Stopping Everglades from healing?

“What’s stopping the vulnerable Everglades from being healed?” PBS Newshour story includes video of toxic algal blooms in Stuart. Worth watching for interview with Michael Grunwald, author of “The Swamp.” However, the story doesn’t quite get the timing of the CERP EAA Reservoir project correct when the reporter says, “To prevent another toxic algae bloom,…

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