TCPALM: U.S Rep. Brian Mast to file bill to expedite Lake Okeechobee reservoir

TCPalm: Written by Isadora Rangel. April 11, 2017.

TALLAHASSEE — U.S. Rep. Brian Mast said Tuesday he's working on a bill to expedite a proposed reservoir to curb Lake Okeechobee discharges.

He also acknowledged he'll have a hard time drumming up support on Capitol Hill — even harder than Senate President Joe Negron is having in the Florida Legislature.

Mast joined Captains for Clean Water, a group of recreational anglers and charter fishing guides who visited the state capital Tuesday, to lobby for a bill to build the reservoir, which would hold 100 billion to 120 billion gallons of water that now pollutes the St. Lucie River.

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