Bradenton Herald — Florida Legislature appropriate in environmental funding

Posted 06/19/2015

Bradenton Herald “Florida Legislature appropriate in environmental funding” June 19, 2015 By Dan Peterson Florida lawmakers should be commended for their wise and forward-looking priorities reflected in their environmental appropriations agreed to this past weekend. They recognized the Everglades for what it is: a state treasure worthy of additional funds ($81.8 million) to enable critical …

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The Tampa Tribune — Amendment 1 and restoration: More complex than simple land acquisition

Posted 06/12/2015

The Tampa Tribune Amendment 1 and restoration: More complex than simple land acquisition June 12, 2015 By Dan Peterson During the 2015 special legislative session, a controversial topic involving Amendment 1 funding entangles a push to purchase land south of Lake Okeechobee in the Everglades Agricultural Area (EAA). Extreme elements of the environmental movement have …

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Issue Commentary: Priority Restoration Projects Deserve Amendment 1 Funding

Posted 06/11/2015

For decades, one of Florida’s top environmental challenges has been the restoration of the Everglades. Scientists have studied it, legislators have debated it, the state and federal governments have wrangled over funding it, and environmentalists have publicized it. One would think the problem is bigger than ever. Or, is it? Restoring the Everglades, and dealing …

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Daytona Beach News-Journal — Land buy won’t fix Everglades

Posted 06/09/2015

Daytona Beach News-Journal “Land buy won’t fix Everglades” June 9, 2015 By Dan Peterson During the 2015 special session, a controversial topic involving Amendment 1 funding entangles a push to purchase land south of Lake Okeechobee in the Everglades Agricultural Area (EAA). Extreme elements of the environmental movement have made it sound as though the …

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Sun Sentinel — Simple purchase won’t save the Everglades

Posted 06/08/2015

Sun Sentinel “Simple purchase won’t save the Everglades” June 8, 2015 By Dan Peterson During the 2015 special session, a controversial topic involving Amendment 1 funding entangles a push to purchase land south of Lake Okeechobee in the Everglades Agricultural Area (EAA). Extreme elements of the environmental movement have made it sound as though the …

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Saint Petersblog — Amendment 1 Everglades restoration money more complex than just buying land

Posted 06/08/2015

Saint Petersblog “Amendment 1 Everglades restoration money more complex than just buying land” June 8, 2015 By Dan Peterson During the 2015 special session, a controversial topic involving Amendment 1 funding entangles a push to purchase land south of Lake Okeechobee in the Everglades Agricultural Area (EAA). Extreme elements of the environmental movement have made …

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Context Florida — Dan Peterson: Amendment 1 Everglades restoration money more complex than just buying land

Posted 06/07/2015

Context Florida “Dan Peterson: Amendment 1 Everglades restoration money more complex than just buying land” June 7, 2015 By Dan Peterson During the 2015 special session, a controversial topic involving Amendment 1 funding entangles a push to purchase land south of Lake Okeechobee in the Everglades Agricultural Area (EAA). Extreme elements of the environmental movement …

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Amendment 1 and Restoration: More Complex than Simple Land Acquisition

Posted 06/05/2015

During the 2015 special session, a controversial topic involving Amendment 1 funding entangles a push to purchase land south of Lake Okeechobee in the Everglades Agricultural Area (EAA). Extreme elements of the environmental movement have made it sound as though the simple purchase of one property will “save the Everglades.” If the Everglades ecosystem is …

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Saint Petersblog — Conservative group opposes solar amendment following Tampa debate

Posted 04/14/2015

Saint Petersblog “Conservative group opposes solar amendment following Tampa debate” April 13, 2015 By Bruce Ritchie Following a debate last month, a Tampa Bay group that says it promotes a return to constitutional government and free markets has come out against a proposed constitutional amendment that would encourage the use of solar energy. Floridians for Solar Choice …

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Saint Petersblog — Solar bills falter in Legislature while ballot initiative rolls on

Posted 04/10/2015

Saint Petersblog “Solar bills falter in Legislature while ballot initiative rolls on” April 10, 2015 By Bruce Ritchie With a solar energy constitutional amendment proposed for the 2016 ballot, a pair of bills designed to provide tax savings for residents who install solar on their homes appears dead in the 2015 legislative session. SB 400 by …

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