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Environmentalists urge Gov. Scott to resuscitate Florida's...

Environmentalists said Tuesday that the state should sharply increase funding to buy conservation land, reversing a downward trend that they say threatens the Florida Forever program.
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Major Everglades protection deal may be close | Local News | Bradenton Herald

State and federal negotiators are on the verge of an Everglades protection accord expected to be hailed by both sides as a major milestone.
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Restoring Florida Everglades needs cooperation

Restoring Florida Everglades needs cooperation | The Everglades Puzzle | Scoop.it

[Hooray for the SunSentinel! One of the few Florida media outlets that got the dollar amount right on the new Everglades restoration plan. But then the editorial fails to note that the $1.5 billion figure is also EXACTLY what EPA had been looking to extract from the state from the start. Just wait until teh rest of the truth starts to come out about the real costs! ]

 

Give Gov. Rick Scott credit. His administration has succeeded in moving what has been an agonizingly slow initiative to restore the Florida Everglades. The federal Environmental Protection Agency recently approved the governor's $1.5 billion proposal to clean up the region's polluted water, a necessity if Everglades restoration is to become a reality.

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Bipartisan Coalition wants Scott to Champion More than just Everglades Restoration | Sunshine State News

Bipartisan Coalition wants Scott to Champion More than just Everglades Restoration | Sunshine State News | The Everglades Puzzle | Scoop.it

Gov. Rick Scott has already taken a leadership role in the protection of the Florida Everglades, beyond mere statements, a spokesman said as a new bi-partisan coalition wants the governor to make conserving all of the state’s natural resources a top priority.

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