TC PALM: Turning the Toxic Tide: Storage, treatment projects must be at heart of water efforts

TC Palm: Written by USA Today Editorial Boards. February 28, 2019.

Turning the Toxic Tide is a series of editorials published collectively by the six editorial boards of USA TODAY Network-Florida, with the goal of providing an environmental road map for the state's new governor, legislators and congressional delegation. This is the fourth piece in the series.

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THE GUARDIAN: Everglades in crisis: can this Florida treasure avert an environmental tragedy?

The Guardian: Written by Oliver Milman. February 28, 2019.

At first pass, there seems little amiss in the idyll of Florida Bay. A wedge-shaped expanse of water between the Everglades and the Florida Keys, it is a clean, sun-dappled 1,000 sq mile playground for reddening tourists, grizzled fishermen and loud-shirted locals.

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FLORIDA POLITICS: John Miklos says he’s off St. Johns board for good following retracted appointment

Florida Politics: Written by Jacob Ogles. February 24, 2019.

Among the more than 160 board appointments Gov. Ron DeSantis pulled back Friday, one name jumped out to those follow water policy — and the Twitter account of a prominent newspaper columnist. John Miklos, chair of the St. Johns River Water Management District, has been a presence on the board for nearly a decade.

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Palm Beach Post: NEW: Fight over Lake Okeechobee: TCoast versus Palm Beach County?

Palm Beach Post: Written by Kimberly Miller. February 27, 2019.

Palm Beach County commissioners accused U.S. House Rep. Brian Mast of favoring the Treasure Coast over his southern constituents on Tuesday in his campaign for lower Lake Okeechobee levels.

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PALM BEACH POST: ‘Tea party’ protest against proposed land deal mostly actors

Palm Beach Post: Written by Christine Stapelton. September 24, 2016. 

More than 50 actors from a Broward County acting group were paid $75 each to protest outside the South Florida Water Management District on Thursday about a controversial land deal they knew little about.

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POLITICO: Email: Netflix preparing an unflattering look at Big Sugar

POLITICO: Written by Matt Dixon. February 22, 2019.

TALLAHASSEE - A Netflix series focusing on food industry “corruption” is preparing an episode on sugar, one of Florida’s largest and most politically powerful special interests.

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WASHINGTON TIMES: DeSantis administration files motion to oppose exploratory drilling in Florida Everglades

Washington Times: Written by James Varney. February 24, 2019.

Critics of Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis are quick to label him bad for the environment, most recently complaining that he surrendered to a court order allowing exploratory drilling in the iconic Everglades. Turns out they were too quick.

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SUN SENTINEL: DeSantis names environmentalists to powerful South Florida water board

Sun Sentinel: Written by David Flesher. February 21, 2019.

Gov. Ron DeSantis continued his dramatic reshaping of state environmental policy Thursday, naming four new members to a powerful board that supervises South Florida water supplies and the restoration of the Everglades.

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NEWS JOURNAL: Ethics complaint: Controversial chairman John Miklos conceals conflicts on water board

NEWS JOURNAL: Written by Dinah Voyles Pulver. February 25th, 2019.

John Miklos, controversial chairman of the St. Johns River Water Management District, and two other board members have had their appointments to the board rescinded as part of a sweeping move Gov. Ron DeSantis took to halt dozens of appointments by former Gov. Rick Scott that haven’t yet been confirmed by the state Senate.

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WGCU: Gov. DeSantis Plans to Appeal Everglades Oil Drilling Decision

WGCU: Written by Andrea Perdomo. February 22, 2019.

While in Naples, Thursday, to announce three new appointments to the South Florida Water Management District Governing Board, Gov. Ron DeSantis spoke about his dedication to improving water quality in the state.

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