TC PALM: Groups say funding executive order is crucial to Florida's ailing waters

TC Palm: Written by Chad Gillis. January 20, 2019.

Environmental groups say a recent $2.5 billion executive order may sound expensive but not addressing Florida's ailing waterways actually costs more.Gov. Ron DeSantis last week issued the order, which, if executed, will fund water quality projects not included in Everglades restoration plans. Calusa Waterkeeper John Cassani pointed to a 2015 Florida Realtors report that showed Lee and Martin county property values are suppressed by about $900 million a year because of poor water quality as proof that the order is needed.

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