SUN SENTINEL: Congress considers removing roadblocks to Everglades help

Sun Sentinel: Written by Andy Reid. June 1, 2017. 

Red tape — along with water pollution, overdevelopment and invading pythons — threatens to kill the Everglades.

Now a proposed law could hack through regulatory delays and speed up the flow of federal money needed to fix the fading River of Grass and boost South Florida’s drinking water supply.

A bipartisan team of Florida congressmen proposes removing congressional roadblocks to building reservoirs, pollution-filtering marshes and other Everglades restoration projects.

The goal is to allow long-planned, construction-ready Everglades projects to proceed, instead of having to wait years for additional congressional approval.

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