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SFWMD, Corps of Engineers Ready to Start Work on Everglades Agricultural Area Reservoir Project

“The EAA Reservoir Project is one of the most important Everglades restoration projects for reducing harmful discharges to the northern estuaries and sending more clean water south to the Everglades," Gov. Ron DeSantis’ office noted.
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Florida Delegation Urges House Committee to Include Everglades Funding in Infrastructure Package

In the letter to the leaders of the U.S. Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, the members urged the committee to provide robust funding for key restoration projects, citing the importance of the Everglades ecosystem for providing clean drinking water to 8 million Floridians, creating jobs, and supporting the regional economy.

Brian Mast, Gayle Harrell, Toby Overdorf Want Corps of Engineers to Eliminate Discharges from...

“The Army Corps has determined that discharges from Lake Okeechobee to the St. Lucie are unnecessary for flood control and that eliminating these discharges can actually be beneficial to water supply, the environment and more,” Mast said. “The Army Corps must not settle for incremental progress but rather should take the bold action needed to protect Floridians and stop government-sanctioned poisoning.”

Rick Scott Urges Joe Biden Fund Everglades Restoration Efforts in Upcoming Budget Proposal

This funding would build upon the $250 million for Everglades restoration that Scott fought for and secured from the Trump administration last year and ensure continued support for federal and state efforts to preserve and protect Florida’s environment for future generations.
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Charlie Crist Pushes Back on Army Corps Over Pinellas Beach Project

In early December, Crist sent a letter to the Corps as the future of the project hung in the balance due to the Corps’ arduous requirement for the county to obtain easements from all property owners along the length of the project. At the time, Crist urged the Army Corps to provide flexibility to the County so the project could continue on schedule.
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Florida Republicans: Army Corps of Engineers Supporting the State’s Priorities in Work Plan

The work plan includes funding for water resource and navigation projects that are of importance to communities throughout the state, and also builds upon the recent, unprecedented progress towards the restoration of Florida’s Everglades through projects like the Central Everglades Planning Project (CEPP).

Florida Senators Want Army Corps of Engineers to Fully Fund Florida Priorities

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).

EPA Approves Florida’s Request to Administer the Clean Water Act Section 404 Program

Thursday’s action formally transfers permitting authority under CWA Section 404 from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) to the state of Florida for a broad range of water resources within the state. This action allows the state to more effectively and efficiently evaluate and issue permits under the CWA to support the health of Florida’s waters, residents, and economy.
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