USA TODAY: Written by Ali Schmitz. September 13, 2018.
The U.S. House Thursday passed a bill authorizing the planned EAA reservoir south of Lake Okeechobee that aims to reduce polluted freshwater discharges from the lake.
The House passed the Water Resources Development Act, a wide-ranging bill that approves water infrastructure projects nationwide, and funds some of them.
“Fixing our water issues is, without a doubt, the most important priority for our community, and this bill is significant progress in our fight,” Rep. Brian Mast, R-Palm City, said in a news statement. “People are getting sick, animals are dying and our environment is being demolished. We cannot wait any longer to get this bill signed into law.”