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2010-03-31 18:15:00

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., March 31 /PRNewswire/ -- Federal District Court Judge Federico Moreno today renewed the potential for Everglades restoration to become a reality by ordering the South Florida Water Management District to resume and complete construction of the A-1 reservoir, one of 68 projects authorized under the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan (CERP). Construction commenced on the massive 16,700-acre reservoir, the largest in the world, in 2006 as part of former Gov. Jeb...

2009-08-06 17:37:00

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., Aug. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Florida Crystals has supported and continues to support true Everglades restoration. We recognize that restoration of the Everglades is critical for long-term sustainable agriculture in South Florida. As an advocate for true Everglades restoration, we were compelled to challenge, along with the Miccosukee Tribe of Indians, the proposed bond validation to finance the acquisition of U.S. Sugar lands, because it is a gross misuse of public funds...

2009-02-22 14:52:54

Florida Crystals, which is trying to block a proposed land deal that would benefit rival U.S. Sugar, is seeking to buy its rival's assets, the companies say. Despite employing lobbyists to work against a proposal by Florida Gov. Charlie Crist for the state to buy $1.34 billion in environmentally important croplands from U.S. Sugar, Florida Crystals is hedging its bets by negotiating to buy key assets from its competitor, The Miami Herald reported Sunday. Florida's two largest sugar growers...

2008-08-13 15:00:29

Environmental groups in Florida have asked a federal judge to delay a ruling that could threaten a larger environmental deal, sources said. Thom Rumberger, an attorney for Audubon of Florida, said the $1.75 billion state buyout of U.S. Sugar in South Florida took precedent over a $700 million reservoir project environmentalists have been pushing for 20 years, the Miami Herald reported Wednesday. Environmentalists fear the $700 million water project could undermine financing for the larger...

2008-07-30 15:00:40

A federal judge in Miami has struck down key parts of a controversial Florida law that contained a revised schedule for cleaning up the Everglades. U.S. District Judge Alan Gold criticized the state legislature for relaxing rules limiting the amount of damaging phosphorous flowing into the Everglades from Lake Okeechobee, The Miami Herald reported Wednesday. State officials insisted the 2003 law did not relax the Everglades' water standard, but Gold called the move an adroit legislative...

2008-07-12 06:00:16

By Andy Reid, South Florida Sun-Sentinel Jul. 12--The Miccosukee Tribe on Friday called for a federal judge to force South Florida water managers to finish building a massive reservoir intended for Everglades restoration. The tribe contends that the state's $1.75 billion bid to buy out U.S. Sugar derailed the long-promised reservoir in western Palm Beach County, violating an agreement to corral and clean up polluted water headed to the Everglades. Water managers suspended construction...

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. On Thursday, the South Florida Water Management District's governing board gave preliminary approval to financing the $1.75 billion sugar deal. The 300 square miles of land are key to a plan intended to improve water storage and...


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  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
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