"Army Corps Delays Key Everglades Restoration Project"

"Florida Gov. Rick Scott and environmental advocates Wednesday called for federal officials to reconsider their delay of a $2 billion plan intended to help the Everglades and lessen coastal water pollution.

In an unexpected move, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Civil Works Review Board Tuesday refused to sign off on the Central Everglades plan, which would redirect more Lake Okeechobee water south to the Everglades.

That postponement threatens to torpedo efforts to convince Congress to split the $2 billion cost with the state to help restore lake water flows to the Everglades – cut off by decades of drainage to make way for South Florida development and farming."

Andy Reid reports for the Fort Lauderdale Sun Sentinel April 23, 2014.

Thursday, April 24, 2014