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Fate of water storage bills uncertain

The Florida House of Representatives followed the Senate’s lead last week with the filing of a bill calling on the…

Coastal Everglades, deprived of fresh water, near unhealthy ‘tipping point’

At the bottom of the Everglades along the mouth of the Shark River, a towering mangrove forest stands in a…

Martin Commission backs Negron’s plan to curb Lake Okeechobee discharges

By a 4-1 vote Tuesday, Martin County commissioners supported state legislation to buy land south of Lake Okeechobee for a reservoir to help…

Negron’s Water Plan Filed In Florida House

Rep. Thad Altman, R-Rockledge, filed a House bill Friday to match a controversial $2.4 billion proposal — backed by Senate President Joe…

Environmental groups praise filing of House companion bill for Everglades reservoir

Environmental groups on Friday praised Rep. Thad Altman for filing an Everglades reservoir bill in House. Senate President Joe Negron…

Fix the Everglades? Don’t listen to Sugar’s lobbyists

The Florida Legislature is likely to be divided this session between North and South Florida. It shouldn’t be.

Clean water advocates pursue passage of Lake O bill

A delegation of Southwest Florida clean water advocates is in Tallahassee, efforting to keep Lake Okeechobee’s waters from flowing into…

Negron water plan clears first hurdle

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Senate President Joe Negron’s plan to buy farmland south of Lake Okeechobee to try to prevent the…

Senate panel OKs Negron’s reservoir plan, promises changes

A Florida Senate committee approved legislation Tuesday for a reservoir south of Lake Okeechobee to stop discharges to the St. Lucie…

Contentious Everglades reservoir plan gets swift early approval but opposition grows

TALLAHASSEE Senate President Joe Negron’s plan to build a $2.4 billion reservoir south of Lake Okeechobee passed its first test…

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