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There'shope for theGlades | KeysNews.com

There'shope for theGlades | KeysNews.com | The Everglades Puzzle | Scoop.it
There'shope for theGlades Key West Citizen - Tuesday, November 13, 2012 1 comment The re-election of President Barack Obama last week has left Everglades advocates bullish about the future of restoration efforts.
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But it all depends on Congress setting aside funding and BP "RESTORE" funds being alloted the state, etc.


The recent abandonment of the original CERP plan for restoration of the Everglades was probably a mistake. It has resulted in a fractured and much more costly approach to creating "flow ways" for water. It's a great idea. But outfits like the supercharged political-environmental organization the Everglades Foundation have doomed the approach, which it has championed, by using it to extract political revenge from sugarcane farmers it doesn't like.  

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Journos: Get advance copy of biennial NRC report on CERP to be released tomorrow: evaluates CERP progress of Everglades Restoration Plan

'Progress Toward Restoring the Everglades: The Fourth Biennial Review, 2012' is a new Congressionally mandated report from the National Research Council.

 

Advance copies will be available to reporters only beginning at 4 p.m. EDT on Wednesday, June 20. THE REPORT IS EMBARGOED AND NOT FOR PUBLIC RELEASE BEFORE 11 A.M. EDT ON THURSDAY, JUNE 21. To obtain a copy of the report, contact the Office of News and Public Information; tel 202-334-2138 or e-mail news@nas.edu.

 

Report assesses progress in the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan (CERP), a multibillion-dollar, joint federal and state effort that aims to reverse the ecosystem's decline while meeting growing demands for clean water and flood control. This is the fourth biennial evaluation of CERP, which was launched in 2000 by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the South Florida Water Management District.

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