TCPALM: Bill to curb Lake Okeechobee discharges expected to be filed Thursday

TCPalm: January 25, 2017. Written by Isadora Rangel.

A bill to curb Lake Okeechobee discharges is expected to be filed Thursday, but large landowners and environmental groups continue to clash over whose science is best to achieve that goal.

The bill, a priority of Senate President Joe Negron, will propose storing water in a reservoir south of the lake, said his spokeswoman, Katie Betta. That's despite the sugar industry and large landowners arguing up to the last minute that storage north of the lake will yield more results.

That clash of ideas was evident during a Wednesday state Senate hearing on the issue.

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