Miami Herald: Written by Carl Hiaasen. May 5, 2017.
Cautious praise for the compromise passage of Senate Bill 10 is deserved. Celebration would be foolish.
The fractured Florida Legislature has agreed to fund a deep reservoir for holding polluted discharges from Lake Okeechobee, with the aim of sparing coastal communities from tourism-killing algae blooms and fish kills.
The $1.6 billion reservoir won’t be as big as the one sought by Senate President Joe Negron, but it would be big enough to make a difference. And it’s way better than nothing, which is what lawmakers in the House were poised to do.
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