The Everglades Foundation (The Foundation) today released the following statement from its CEO Eric Eikenberg regarding the opening day of the 2017 Legislative Session.
“This session represents Florida’s best chance yet for solving an ongoing environmental catastrophe that affects millions of Floridians.
“For nearly 20 years, scientists have agreed that a southern reservoir will reduce harmful discharges from Lake Okeechobee to our coastal waterways, rehydrate America’s Everglades and Florida Bay, and help meet the growing water needs of 8 million Floridians in the years ahead.
“Senate President Joe Negron, Senator Rob Bradley and Representative Thad Altman are to be congratulated for their leadership. We look forward to working with them, along with House Speaker Richard Corcoran and Governor Rick Scott. We are hopeful that this critical water infrastructure project becomes a reality.”
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