TCPALM: 'Glades lives matter' and land buy are not mutually exclusive

TCPALM: September 14, 2016. Written by Editorial.

It was naive, perhaps, to expect that state Sen. Joe Negron's plan to buy some 60,000 acres south of Lake Okeechobee for water storage would be universally embraced.

For as obviously necessary as it may seem to residents of the Treasure Coast, the prospect of another huge chunk of land lost to water storage is bound to be controversial in the farming communities south of the lake, where residents may fear the plan could result in lost jobs and a weakened industry in the Everglades Agricultural Area.

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