Governor Rick Scott signs Everglades preservation & conservation legislation into law

Governor Rick Scott signs Everglades preservation & conservation legislation into law

Categories: Announcements, Events, Everglades Restoration, Legislative Updates

WEST PALM BEACH, FL – The Everglades Foundation today released the following statement, attributed to its CEO Eric Eikenberg, regarding Governor Rick Scott’s signing of House Bill 7065, relating to Everglades preservation and conservation, into law. Eikenberg was present during the bill signing this morning in West Palm Beach, Florida.

“We thank Governor Rick Scott for signing House Bill 7065 into law today, which protects the 1993 Statement of Principles that has guided Florida’s restoration efforts for two decades and provides funding for construction projects to ensure water quality standards in the Everglades are finally achieved. These projects will bring needed jobs to Florida and when completed will treat polluted water before it further destroys America’s Everglades.”

“We encourage Governor Scott to continue his Everglades leadership by making a strong commitment that the state will do its part to complete the vital Central Everglades Planning Project and ensure that there are no delays that would prevent its timely implementation.”

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Governor Rick Scott (left) signs HB 7065 into law this morning in West Palm Beach, FL. Among those also present (from left to right) Senator Joe Negron (R-FL), Ron Bergeron, Eric Draper, Eric Eikenberg, Herschel Vinyard.

 

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