Gov Scott speaks in Martin County, details support of Everglades restoration

Governor Scott at Everglades Coalition Conference (photo by Alex Boerner, Scripps Treasure Coast)

The audience included Nat Reed, a former assistant U.S. secretary of the interior; Maggie Hurchalla, a former Martin County commissioner and an outspoken environmentalist…

After speaking from the dais for about 15 minutes, Scott stepped off the stage and took questions from the audience. When asked if he would reconsider his decision to get rid of the Department of Community Affairs, the defunct agency that protected environmental interests by overseeing development statewide, Scott said he would if necessary.

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