In a letter to DeSantis, Buchanan noted the 140-mile proposed highway from Polk to Collier Counties will run directly into the habitat of the panther. Construction is expected to begin by 2022.
“Florida ports are leading the way in moving to cleaner, alternative energy sources, bringing tremendous environmental benefits to our transportation systems and our communities,” Nesheiwat said.
This includes maintaining record progress towards the restoration of Florida’s Everglades through projects like the Central Everglades Planning Project and Everglades Agricultural Area Storage Reservoir.
With the $5.58 million grant, Pinellas County has received $9.65 in FEMA funds to help remove debris.
At the start of the week, U.S. Rep. Darren Soto, D-Fla., and U.S. Rep. Debbie Mucarsel-Powell, D-Fla., joined U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-NY, and U.S. Rep. José Serrano, D-NY, in writing Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Administrator Peter Gaynor, calling on the federal government to help restore power to Puerto Rico.
“One of my administration’s top environmental priorities has been expediting Everglades restoration,” DeSantis said on Wednesday. “Today we take another step in the right direction by reaching this agreement between DEP and Kanter Real Estate that will allow for the purchase of 20,000 acres of critical wetlands.
Back in March, Rooney introduced the bill banning the “human use of oxybenzone and octinoxate near coral reefs in National Marine Sanctuary System including the Great Florida Reef found off the coast of the Florida Keys” with U.S. Rep. Debbie Mucarsel-Powell, D-Fla., as a cosponsor.
First elected to the post in 2018, Fried is the only Democrat to hold statewide office in the Sunshine State.
"Well, in this season of opportunity, we can say there is more out there to achieve for our state – and there is no reason why we can’t seize this moment and deliver for the people of Florida."
U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer wrote Buchanan and U.S. Sens. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., and Rick Scott, R-Fla., last week, promising the Trump administration will continue to attempt to protect American farmers from unfair trade practices, including from Mexican farmers.