Bloomberg News: Paul Tudor Jones on Jeb Bush and the Everglades plus Steven Tyler performs at ForEverglades Benefit

Bloomberg News: Paul Tudor Jones on Jeb Bush and the Everglades plus Steven Tyler performs at ForEverglades Benefit

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Before rocker Steven Tyler came out in a wild print shirt crooning “Sweet Emotion,” hedge-fund manager and philanthropist Paul Tudor Jones, in a grey T-shirt and black jeans, tried to whip up some political fervor.
Invoking “we the people,” Jones asked everyone at the 10th annual benefit for the Everglades Foundation, including AMG’s Sean Healey, real-estate billionaire Jeff Greene and former Nabisco president F. Ross Johnson, to tell Florida’s governor and legislators to go through with the purchase of 26,000 acres directly south of Lake Okeechobee.
The state has until October to acquire the land from U.S. Sugar Corp. According to the foundation, the transaction would allow water to flow south into purifying man-made wetlands, causing all sorts of good things to happen, instead of spilling over to the east and west, polluting other bodies of water and causing the algae blooms of the “lost summer” of 2013.
“If we miss this opportunity, we set back restoration 10 or 20 years,” Jones said in an interview during the Feb. 14 benefit at the Breakers in Palm Beach.

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