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  • Environmentalists warn that law change helps Big Sugar dodge Everglades cleanup

    Environmentalists warn that law change helps Big Sugar dodge Everglades cleanup
    Big Sugar is trying to change state law to dodge more Everglades pollution cleanup costs, according to Audubon of Florida. Audubon Wednesday was rallying opposition to measures that the environmental group warns would help Big Sugar avoid paying more of...
  • Vana calls for Army Corps to speed up Lake O fix

    Vana calls for Army Corps to speed up Lake O fix
    Frustrated with the slow pace of repairs to Lake Okeechobee’s troubled dike, Palm Beach County Commissioner Shelly Vana issued a personal warning to the federal agency charged with fixing the leaky, 70-year-old structure. “If our people ever...
  • Palm Beach County state lawmakers call for elections changes, help for Glades

    Changes to Florida’s much-maligned voting laws and help for struggling Glades communities are among the priorities that Palm Beach County state lawmakers say they plan to push for during the spring legislative session. Palm Beach County...
  • Eric Eikenberg, CEO, Everglades Foundation

    Eric Eikenberg, CEO, Everglades Foundation
    Last week: Gov. Scott's announcement of a $90-million state investment in the bridging of Tamiami Trail is an exciting moment in Everglades restoration. Floridians living along the Treasure Coast and in Southwest Florida are suffering due to large flows...
  • Big Sugar, environmentalists clash over Everglades cleanup requirements

    Big Sugar, environmentalists clash over Everglades cleanup requirements
    One day into Florida’s legislative session, environmentalists and Big Sugar are already squaring off over proposed changes to Everglades restoration requirements. Audubon of Florida Wednesday was rallying opposition to measures that the...
  • Lake Okeechobee water draining starts again

    Lake Okeechobee water draining starts again
    Rising waters from recent rains prompted the Army Corps of Engineers this week to start dumping Lake Okeechobee water east into the St. Lucie Estuary and out to sea. The new low-level discharges are aimed at stemming the rise in lake levels on the eve...
  • Court rules against mining in Everglades Agricultural Area

    Court rules against mining in Everglades Agricultural Area
    A massive rock mine should not be allowed to eat up Palm Beach County farmland that was once part of the Everglades, a state appeals court ruled Wednesday. The decision by Florida’s Fourth District Court of Appeals stops U.S. Sugar Corp. from...
  • Lake Okeechobee water dumping alternatives explored

    Lake Okeechobee water dumping alternatives explored
    Emergency pumping started Monday to lessen the environmentally-damaging effects of dumping Lake Okeechobee water out to sea. Dumping Lake Okeechobee water out to sea protects South Florida from flooding, but damages coastal fishing grounds and can...
  • Lake Okeechobee draining increases due to flood concerns

    Lake Okeechobee draining increases due to flood concerns
    To lessen Lake Okeechobee flooding threats, the Army Corps of Engineers plans to more than double the amount of lake water being dumped out to sea. Concerns about the safety of the lake’s 70-year-old dike prompted the Army Corps on Sept. 19 to...
  • Jack Seiler, mayor, Fort Lauderdale

    Jack Seiler, mayor, Fort Lauderdale
    Last week: The death of former Mayor and Congressman E. Clay Shaw, Jr. is a tremendous loss. In a long and distinguished career, he personified a more civil style of public service. Clay Shaw was collegial, dignified, and honorable, and always did what he...
  • Dr. Patrick A. Taylor, president, Holy Cross Hospital

    Dr. Patrick A. Taylor, president, Holy Cross Hospital
    Last week: The University of Miami and University of Florida being ranked in the top 50 U.S. News best colleges is good news for all of us, having premier universities helps us retain and attract students to Florida. Universities help create diverse,...
  • Tim Ryan, commissioner, Broward County

    Tim Ryan, commissioner, Broward County
    Last week: We mourn the loss of Clay Shaw, who died this week at age 74. My family had the privilege of knowing Congressman Shaw for many years and long admired his dignified and steadfast commitment to public service. He was among the last of the great...