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This week, Florida Republican U.S. Sens. Marco Rubio and Rick Scott wrote to U.S. Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works Michael Connor as the Army Corps of Engineers finalizes its Fiscal Year...
Every Floridian wants to see the Everglades and Lake Okeechobee, two of our best-known and most precious natural resources, restored to health. We all want our economy and $90 billion-a-year tourism industry to thrive. These legislative proposals that get us there faster and cheaper deserve our support.
This includes numerous projects of importance to communities all over the state, and also includes maintaining the unprecedented progress towards the restoration of Florida’s Everglades through projects like the Central Everglades Planning Project (CEPP).
This week, U.S. Rep. Peter DeFazio, D-Oreg., steered the proposal through the U.S. House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee that he chairs. “This legislation provides authority for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) to carry out water resources development projects and studies, as well as policy direction to the Corps for implementation of its civil works missions,” DeFazio’s office noted.
This week, Gov. Ron DeSantis announced the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has issued a permit to Everglades National Park for the removal of 5.45 miles of roadbed along the Tamiami Trail.
“The authorization required the Army Corps to complete a report on the project no later than 90 days after the date of enactment. Federal design and construction of the project cannot begin until the report is completed. A year later, that report has still not been completed, which is causing delays to the project,” Rubio’s office noted.