Palm Beach Post: Written by Kimberly Miller. December 6, 2018. Water managers Thursday defended the decision that allows sugarcane farming to continue on land slated for a reservoir amid criticism that late public notice given for a November vote was underhanded and “stinky.” Copies of internal emails obtained through a public records request include mid-October discussions about the eight-year lease to Florida Crystals, a draft agenda that lists the lease as an item intended for a vote and a draft press release announcing the Nov. 8 decision. But the lease wasn’t specifically included in the final agenda until about 9 p.m. the night before the meeting, leaving some environmental groups condemning the last-minute posting and inability of the public to review the terms. Continue reading "Water managers defend lease to sugar-grower Florida Crystals"read moreWSVN: Written by Associated Press. December 2, 2018. FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A fast-moving brush fire in South Florida’s Everglades has burned about 2,300 acres and is only about 50 percent contained. The South Florida Sun Sentinel reported on Sunday that the brush fire started in western Broward County on Friday. Scott Peterich, a wildfire mitigation specialist for the Florida Forest Service, said the fire will burn for the next couple of days unless rain helps put it out. Continue reading "Thousands of acres burned in Florida’s Everglades"read more
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