Martin’s frightful water pollution: How Big Sugar’s shadow fell across a Miami-Dade County resolution

In October 2010, U.S. Sugar Corp. sold the South Florida Water Management District 26,800 acres for $197 million and offered a 10-year option to buy the company’s remaining 153,000 acres. (Source: The Sun Sentinel)

From The Sun-Sentinel: Florida’s biggest county is on record supporting the Legislature and Gov. Rick Scott acting on Sen. Joe Negron’s [R-Stuart] request to allocate $500 million to purchase of environmentally sensitive lands – creating the slimmest glimmer of hope that the state will exercise its option to buy some U.S. Sugar land before next October, when the chance will disappear forever.

…the future president of the Florida Senate, likely to be Joe Negron, supports the allocation of $500 million for land acquisition (he hasn’t said where) to use lands to clean up frightful water pollution in Martin and Palm Beach counties…

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