Florida Gov. DeSantis continues to pursue Everglades restoration

In Politics by Michael Rae

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis recently vetoed legislation that would have hampered environmental restoration efforts in the Everglades region. This move is consistent with the governor’s recent record of advancing restoration projects for the Everglades. The legislation, Senate Bill 2508, was a priority of outgoing State Senate President Wilton Simpson who is currently running to be Florida’s agricultural commissioner.

Among other provisions, Senate Bill 2508 would have created new requirements for the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) to certify “that its recommendations to the United States Army Corps of Engineers are consistent with all district programs and plans” before the release

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