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House Still Not Buying Negron Water Plan

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by Jim Turner, News Service of Florida Revamped plans for a deep-water reservoir south of Lake Okeechobee, a priority of the Senate president, have improved the proposal in the eyes of House Speaker Richard Corcoran. But the House still isn’t ready to sign on to Senate President Joe Negron’s proposal, which is designed to reduce polluted water discharges from the …

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EAA Farmers, Inc. Issues Statement on Passage of SB 10

Dan Florida, Industry News Release, Water

A statement from Danielle Alvarez, spokesperson for EAA Farmers, Inc., following the passage of SB10 during the Senate Appropriations Committee: “Today’s amendment acknowledges what EAA farmers have said all along: a storage reservoir south of Lake Okeechobee can be accomplished within the existing footprint of state-owned lands without the need to acquire additional farmland. However, an EAA reservoir will not …


Senate Panel Signs Off on Revamped Water Plan

Dan Florida, Industry News Release, Water

by Jim Turner, The News Service of Florida A revised measure that seeks to create a “deep” water-storage project south of Lake Okeechobee — and win support from the House and people throughout the Glades region — was overwhelmingly backed Wednesday by the Senate Appropriations Committee. The $1.5 billion measure (SB 10), which relies on federal money to cover half …

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Negron Trims Controversial Water Plan

Dan Florida, Water

by Jim Turner, The News service of Florida Senate President Joe Negron on Tuesday toned down a wide-ranging water bill intended to protect his district’s waterways, as he sought to make it more palatable to House leaders and people living south of Lake Okeechobee. The Stuart Republican was joined by other Senate leaders in announcing an amendment to the measure …

Trumping the Army Corps?

Dan Florida, Industry News Release, Water

by Lloyd Dunkelberger and Jim Turner, The News Service of Florida Negron is banking on the owner of a certain waterfront Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach for help with a new reservoir. Negron said Wednesday he sees no need to change his pursuit of 60,000 acres of farmland in the Everglades Agricultural Area, after Col. Jason Kirk, the Florida commander …