PALM BEACH POST: Negron defends plan to buy land for Lake Okeechobee cleanup

Palm Beach Post: Written by Jim Turner. January 31, 2017.

TALLAHASSEE- Senate President Joe Negron appeared willing Tuesday to look beyond sugar farmland to carry out his proposal to acquire 60,000 acres to reduce the flow of polluted water from Lake Okeechobee into estuaries on both coasts.

The Stuart Republican, speaking to reporters and editors gathered at the Capitol for an annual Associated Press event, maintained his desire to buy land for a reservoir south of the lake to store and clean water.

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