Archive for the ‘Legislative News’ Category

Everglades Foundation to host Tallahassee summit

The Everglades Foundation will host a two-day long water supply summit on January 17th & 18th. The summit will take place in Tallahassee, hosted by NBC News’ Chuck Todd.

Follow this link to read more from the Palm Beach Post’s Post on Politics blog.

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Audubon encouraged by $40 million for Everglades in proposed 2012 budget

In sharp contrast to the $17 million set aside for the Everglades in the 2011 budget, Scott has proposed that $40 million be directed to restoration efforts in the budget for fiscal year 2012. In addition, Florida Forever is proposed to receive $15 million, when they received nothing from the 2011 budget.

Click here to read the full article from the Sunshine State News.

After layoffs, South Florida Water Management District is hiring again

The South Florida Water Management District posted 15 new job openings on its website, prompting questions from many South Florida residents.

Click here to read the full article from TCPalm.com.

Court sides with environmentalists, rules against Palm Beach County rock mine

Florida’s Fourth District Court of Appeals ruled on Wednesday against a potential rock mine on land long considered prime for Everglades restoration.

Click here to read the full article from the Sun Sentinel.

Why we need to save the soul of South Florida

University of Florida ecology professor Frank Mazzotti explains why the Everglades are so pivotal to the ecology and economy of South Florida, and what needs to be done to protect the River of Grass.

Click here to read the full article from the Huffington Post.

The Everglades: A Capitol crime by the Florida Legislature

The Everglades: a Capitol crime by the Florida legislature (St Petersburg Times)

US Department of Interior on Scott’s Everglades plan

Salazar calls Scott’s Everglades cleanup plan an “encouraging step forward” and states that he is hopeful to build upon this plan in the future.
Click here to read the full story from the Audubon of Florida.