We’re not fans of Governor Scott here at this website but he absolutely did the right thing yesterday on Everglades Restoration. The Governor has pledge $90 million of state funds for Everglades Restoration including important funds for the Tamiami Trail. The “Everglades Skyway” project on the Tamiami Trail is critical for water flow. This was proposed by Vice President Al Goe in 2000 and had he been President I strongly believe federal money may have paid for the bulk of this project in the early 2000s. Instead the George W. Bush administration did nothing as did the administration of two Republican Florida Governors and the Obama Administration did not make this a priority with Congress in his first two years when it could have been passed.
This will also help minimize water levels, runoff and pollution in the Caloosahatchee and St Lucie rivers.
Story from the Miami Herald.
It was the right thing to do……there was no other choice, hopefully not to late since it should have been a priority long before this….I’m pleased with Scott’s pledge. lets’ make sure it happens….
IF THEY CAN BRING WATER FROM NEW YORK STATE THRU THE AQUADUCT THEY CERTAINLY GO UNDER THE SUGAR AND ORANGE LAND WITH AN AQUADUCT(S)FEEDING THE
GLADES THE WATER IT NEEDS