Everglades Restoration

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New Hunt For Oil In Florida Raises Environmental Concerns

Renewed hunts for oil in sensitive Florida ecosystems have environmental groups raising questions about the state’s regulation of the oil and gas industry.

07/25/2015

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Request For Exploratory Oil Well West Of Miramar Sparks Debate

A Miami real estate company which owns 20,000 acres in the Everglades has filed an application with the state to build an exploratory well in southern Broward. But the move has sparked a fight with environmentalists.

07/13/2015

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Vice President Biden Talks Everglades With Florida Officials

Vice President Joe Biden is set to meet with Florida officials Thursday to talk about efforts to protect the Everglades.

04/30/2015

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Little Land Buying In Senate’s Amendment 1 Plan

The Senate doesn’t intend for Florida to acquire much land in the first year of increased funding under a voter-approved constitutional amendment aimed at land and water conservation.

03/19/2015

Florida Governor Rick Scott  with New Jersey Governor Chris Christie at an early voting rally in Tampa, FL on October 26, 2014. (Source: CBS4)

Advocates: State Should Spend More On Children In Surplus Year

Children’s advocates say they’re “cautiously optimistic” about Gov. Rick Scott’s budget recommendations for the coming spending year, which contain relatively few cuts to programs that serve Florida’s children.

02/06/2015

Florida Governor Rick Scott  with New Jersey Governor Chris Christie at an early voting rally in Tampa, FL on October 26, 2014. (Source: CBS4)

Scott Announces Billions To Restore the Everglades

The governor made an announcement Tuesday that, if passed, could be great news for Florida’s famed River of Grass.

01/27/2015

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Green Dye Released In Everglades’ Water

While it may not make it glow in the dark, neon green dye released into the water in the Everglades will help scientists working on projects aimed at restoring its natural flow through the wetlands.

11/04/2014

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Federal Bill Contains $1 Billion For Everglades Restoration

A bipartisan federal resources bill includes $1 billion for Everglades restoration projects. Congress is likely to pass the Water Resources Reform and Development Act next week.

05/14/2014

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Funding Issue Resolved For Everglades Restoration Projects

A pair of Everglades restoration projects, stalled due to a funding stalemate, will now move forward.

05/01/2014

Florida Legislature (Source: David Sutta/CBS4)

Lawmakers Face Long Friday After Budget Release

Lawmakers may face a late night Friday after a budget compromise was emailed Tuesday evening.

04/30/2014

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