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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...

2008-07-11 12:00:00

By Andy Reid, South Florida Sun-Sentinel Jul. 10--Doubling the budget for South Florida water managers and potentially shelving some Everglades restoration projects are among the ways proposed to pay for the state's bid to buyout U.S. Sugar. The South Florida Water Management District on Thursday revealed a plan for a $2.9 billion agency budget -- up from the $1.3 billion expected -- that includes paying for U.S. Sugar's 187,000 acres, mill, offices and other holdings. The budget...

2008-07-10 18:00:23

By Andy Reid, South Florida Sun-Sentinel Jul. 10--More than doubling the budget for South Florida water managers and shelving some Everglades restoration projects are among the ways that were proposed today to pay for the state's bid to buy out U.S. Sugar. The South Florida Water Management District revealed a plan for a $2.9 billion agency budget next year -- up from the $1.3 billion expected -- to pay for buying U.S. Sugar's 187,000 acres. The boost comes from adding in costs for...

2008-07-10 12:00:38

By Karen Troianello From sea to shining sea, iconic American images include those purple Rocky Mountains and the spacious sky over the amber waves of grain. Swamps and marshes don't get top billing in patriotic songs, but they are incredible natural resources. With that in mind, we welcome the recent announcement that U.S. Sugar Corporation is selling its 187,000 acres to the state of Florida when it bows out of the industry in six years. The Everglades have suffered from human...

2008-07-08 18:00:17

Fitch Ratings assigns an 'A+' rating to Miami-Dade County (the county), FL's approximately $68 million water and sewer system revenue bonds, series 2008A and $400 million water and sewer system revenue refunding bonds, series 2008B. The bonds are scheduled to price July 10, 2008 through negotiated sale. Proceeds from the series 2008A bonds, together with other available funds, will be used to pay a portion of the cost to terminate an interest rate swap agreement while proceeds from the 2008B...

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. Sugar for about $1.7 billion. Those who have long seen the sugar cane and agricultural lands in the Everglades Agricultural Area as the "missing link" between Lake Okeechobee and the "River of Grass" were...

2008-06-25 12:03:06

By Catherine Dolinski, Tampa Tribune, Fla. Jun. 25--TALLAHASSEE -- The massive Everglades purchase that Gov. Charlie Crist announced Tuesday drew cheers from Florida's environmental community, which has skewered him over the past week for reversing his position on offshore oil drilling. The study in contrasts was irresistible for the state's Democratic Party, which accused Crist of timing his Everglades announcement to distract from his decision to support Sen. John McCain's call to lift...

2008-06-25 09:02:49

By Leonard Doyle *Return to the state of nature planned for Florida's unique 'River of Grass' The Everglades of southern Florida, which have been under siege from development and farming for more than a century, have been offered a new lease on life with a plan to restore large areas to a natural, swampy state. Some 187,000 acres of sugar plantation will be gradually returned to nature under the plan. The hope of environmentalists is that the slow-moving "river of grass" will flow north...

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. Meeting at the edge of a water treatment area in western Palm Beach County, the governor signed a "statement of principles" to guide the final negotiations of a $1.7 billion deal with U.S. Sugar. The deal will transfer all of U.S. Sugar's property to the state over the course of at least 6 years....

2007-08-10 09:04:00

By Andy Reid, South Florida Sun-Sentinel Aug. 10--Rebuffing Big Sugar's water pleas, water managers on Thursday refused to use Lake Okeechobee to store polluted stormwater that growers wanted to tap for drought-strained crops. The South Florida Water Management District governing board decided environmental concerns outweighed the benefits of "back-pumping," which redirects water draining off agricultural land back into the lake to store for irrigation, also washing in fertilizers and...


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