ORLANDO SENTINEL: Don’t bow to Big Sugar: Re-hydrate Everglades

Orlando Sentinel: January 24, 2017. Written by South Florida Sun Sentinel.

Senate President Joe Negron sees "extraordinary progress" on one of Florida's most important environmental restoration projects. We hope that he's right.

That project is a reservoir south of Lake Okeechobee that would produce two big benefits. It would reduce — and possibly eliminate — the need to dump polluted water into fragile coastal estuaries when the lake rises high enough to threaten the Herbert Hoover Dike. It also would provide water to re-hydrate Everglades National Park.

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