Renewed hunts for oil in sensitive Florida ecosystems have environmental groups raising questions about the state’s regulation of the oil and gas industry.
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.
Vice President Joe Biden is set to meet with Florida officials Thursday to talk about efforts to protect the Everglades.
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.
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.
The governor made an announcement Tuesday that, if passed, could be great news for Florida’s famed River of Grass.
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.
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.
A pair of Everglades restoration projects, stalled due to a funding stalemate, will now move forward.
Lawmakers may face a late night Friday after a budget compromise was emailed Tuesday evening.