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Trump: Everglades Money ‘Coming Soon’

Dan Environment, Florida, Water

President Donald Trump discussed the importance of completing restoration of the Herbert Hoover Dike around Lake Okeechobee, and vaguely promised funding “coming soon” for the Everglades, following a tour of the structure Friday. “What we’re doing is very important — it was very dangerous and it’s a big project,” Trump said of dike repairs during a brief media appearance at …

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Trump to Tout Lake Okeechobee, Everglades Work

Dan Environment, Florida, Industry News Release

President Donald Trump will be in Florida this week to promote work on the Herbert Hoover Dike around Lake Okeechobee and a reservoir in the Everglades Agricultural Area, the White House confirmed Tuesday. Deputy Press Secretary Judd Deere tweeted that Trump is slated to “visit Lake Okeechobee Friday to tout work on dike repair, EAA reservoir.” The tweet linked to …

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DeSantis, Senators Seek Everglades Money

Dan Environment, Florida, Industry News Release, Water

Gov. Ron DeSantis has joined U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio and U.S. Sen. Rick Scott in urging President Donald Trump to include $200 million a year in the federal budget for the Everglades. In a letter released this week, the three Florida Republican leaders requested a commitment for construction funding. “The federal-state partnership to restore the Everglades is critical to protecting …

Scott Calls for Boost in Environmental Budget

Dan Environment, Florida

Florida-wetlands-EvergladesSpending on Florida’s natural resources and environmental programs would grow by $220 million under a proposal by Gov. Rick Scott as he nears his final recommended state budget. The $1.7 billion environmental package for lawmakers to consider in 2018 includes increased funding for the state’s springs, beaches and parks, along with $355 million for Everglades restoration, $50 million to help …