Even After SB10, Enviro-Lobbyists Vow to Wage “War” on Florida Farmers

Article Posted on May 12, 2017

By: Brian Burgess, The Capitolist

Today, Florida Governor Rick Scott attended a ceremonial bill signing with Senate President Joe Negron. Both leaders were joined by representatives of the Everglades Foundation, the Sierra Club, and Florida Oceanographic Society to celebrate Senate Bill 10, which gives Florida environmentalists what they admit is a “momentous victory.” But a number of extremist activists are already vowing to continue the “war” on Florida farmers and agriculture interests.

Senate Bill 10 is widely celebrated as a carefully-crafted solution designed to alleviate water storage problems that have led to algae bloom in coastal estuaries east and west of Lake Okeechobee. In passing the law, the legislature sought to balance a range of concerns, not only from residents in coastal areas affected by the blooms, but residents of inland farming communities such as Belle Glade and Clewiston, both in the Everglades Agricultural Area who would be negatively impacted by any loss of farmland to create more water storage south of the lake…

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