USA TODAY: EAA reservoir in WRDA bill to curb Lake O discharges OK'd by House; pending Senate vote

USA TODAY: Written by Ali Schmitz. September 13, 2018.

The U.S. House Thursday passed a bill authorizing the planned EAA reservoir south of Lake Okeechobee that aims to reduce polluted freshwater discharges from the lake.

The House passed the Water Resources Development Act, a wide-ranging bill that approves water infrastructure projects nationwide, and funds some of them.

“Fixing our water issues is, without a doubt, the most important priority for our community, and this bill is significant progress in our fight,” Rep. Brian Mast, R-Palm City, said in a news statement. “People are getting sick, animals are dying and our environment is being demolished. We cannot wait any longer to get this bill signed into law.”

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