CBS Miami: Environmentalists optimistic over Everglades reservoir money


Everglades Holiday Park (Source: The Miami Herald)

Environmentalists will be pushing to get money from Florida lawmakers for a reservoir in the Everglades this upcoming special legislative session and they’re optimistic about getting it, according to CBS Miami.

But so far, only a handful of legislative leaders have proposed such funding as they prepare to return to Tallahassee on Monday to work on the state budget.

Sen. Joe Negron, R-Stuart, and Sen. Thad Altman, R-Rockledge, whose districts have been heavily impacted by the release of polluted waters from the lake, have proposed using more of the Amendment 1 dollars to meet the costs of reservoir space in the Everglades. But so far, the word from the Capitol is that Amendment 1 funding will simply be addressed in budget conference talks during the special session.

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