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On Friday, U.S. Rep. Darren Soto, D-Fla., introduced the “Kissimmee River Wild and Scenic River Act” which would have the U.S. Interior Department “amend the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act and designate segments of the Kissimmee River as a component of the Wild and Scenic Rivers System.” U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan, R-Fla., is co-sponsoring the measure.
With the regular session of the Florida Legislature ready to begin next week, two Miami Republicans--state Sen. Ileana Garcia and state House Speaker Pro Tempore Bryan Avila--introduced a proposal to create a Biscayne Bay Commission to oversee environmental issues impacting the bay.
The Florida Department of Transportation and Everglades National Park “will oversee this critical project to improve water flow to one of the most over-drained wetlands within the Greater Everglades watershed.” The contract will be going to General Asphalt Jones Benitez Joint Venture.
Earlier this month, Politico reported that the U.S. Interior Department is ready to open up the eastern Gulf for drilling after the November elections.
Freshman U.S. Rep. Francis Rooney, R-Fla., wants the U.S. Interior Department to ensure that seismic activities in the Big Cypress National Preserve are following proper procedure.