POLITICO: DeSantis pledges Everglades help, oil-drilling opposition in environmental plan

Politico: Written by Marc Caputo and Bruce Ritchie. 

TALLAHASSEE — Ron DeSantis became the state’s first Republican gubernatorial candidate to call out “Big Sugar” at a debate, and now he’s unveiling a broad environmental platform to continue Everglades restoration, study the causes of toxic red tide, fund land conservation, clean Florida springs and oppose offshore oil drilling.

The release of DeSantis’ plan marks his first major policy announcement since winning the Aug. 28 GOP primary — amid a $10 million onslaught from U.S. Sugar — and coincides with an optics-filled Wednesday airboat trip into the Everglades with "Alligator Ron" Bergeron, a colorful former state wildlife commissioner and construction contractor.

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