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2008-07-12 03:00:15

By Curtis Morgan, The Miami Herald Jul. 12--In a legal step that could complicate the state's bid to buy U.S. Sugar Corp., the Miccosukee Tribe on Friday said it will ask a federal judge to block water managers' plans to delay a massive Everglades reservoir.

2008-07-11 09:00:31

By Curtis Morgan, The Miami Herald Jul. 11--Water managers vowed Thursday to close the $1.75 billion deal for the U.S. Sugar Corp without hiking taxes on South Florida homeowners, but the big buyout will come at the cost of delay for other Everglades projects.

2008-07-10 06:00:26

By Andy Reid, South Florida Sun-Sentinel Jul. 10--In the midst of pushing for a $1.75 billion land deal to boost Everglades restoration, South Florida water managers on Wednesday suggested lessening the cleanup requirement that guides work to fix the River of Grass.

2008-07-09 21:00:15

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. _ In the midst of pushing for a $1.75 billion land deal to boost Everglades restoration, South Florida water managers on Wednesday suggested lessening the cleanup requirement that guides work to fix the River of Grass.

2008-07-01 06:00:26

By David Fleshler, South Florida Sun-Sentinel Jun. 30--Despite the fears of rural communities of a body blow to their economies, the South Florida Water Management District gave unanimous approval Monday to the blockbuster plan for acquiring U.S.

2008-06-30 21:02:23

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. _ Despite the fears of rural communities of a body blow to their economies, the South Florida Water Management District gave unanimous approval Monday to the blockbuster plan for acquiring U.S. Sugar and using the company's land to help restore the Everglades.

2008-06-28 00:02:20

With as much fanfare and publicity as possible, Florida Gov. Charlie Crist and representatives from U.S. Sugar and the South Florida Water Management District announced that the state would purchase 187,000 acres of land, plus equipment, a railroad spur and a mining operation, from U.S.

2008-06-25 00:02:24

Two sides that rarely agree on anything celebrated Tuesday a "monumental" but still tentative $1.7 billion buyout that would put the nation's largest sugar grower out of business in six years but fill a gaping hole in Florida's long-stalled Everglades restoration.

2008-06-24 21:02:21

Gov. Charlie Crist on Tuesday announced a plan for the largest conservation land deal in Florida's history _ the purchase of 187,000 acres of farmland that will be used to restore the Everglades.

2008-06-24 15:02:34

U.S. Sugar said Tuesday it agreed to sell 187,000 acres of Everglades land to the state of Florida for $1.7 billion. The deal was hailed as the largest environmental purchase ever made by the state, The Miami Herald reported. Florida Gov.


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