Sugar farmers balk at selling land for reservoir

 

Lake Okeechobee (Source: WPTV)

From WPTV: Sugar farmers who own land in an area targeted by Senate President Joe Negron for a reservoir south of Lake Okeechobee said Monday they won’t be “willing sellers” to the state.

The Sugar Cane Growers Cooperative of Florida intends to deliver a letter Tuesday at a meeting of the Senate Environmental Preservation and Conservation Committee, which will review a controversial land-acquisition measure (SB 10).

The $2.4 billion proposal, filed by Sen. Rob Bradley, R-Fleming Island, and backed by Negron, R-Stuart, seeks to acquire 60,000 acres as a way to redirect the flow of polluted water from the lake away from the St. Lucie and Caloosahatchee estuaries.

For the complete story: http://www.wptv.com/news/region-martin-county/sugar-farmers-balk-at-selling-land-for-reservoir

Related posts:


Comments are closed.