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Atrocious water bill improved but still rife with negative environmental consequences

Each Legislative Session, one bill seems to rise to the forefront of the public’s mind, to the point that you only have to say the bill number, and everyone knows…

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Three reprieves for the environment

We recently celebrated a “big” environmental win – finally seeing the environmentally sensitive lands of the once-proposed Keri Road Sand Mine being publicly acquired as part of the Florida Forever…

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Tell the Legislature to remove damaging policy language from the State budget bills

Background SB2508, while slightly improved when heard on the Senate Floor several weeks ago, is still an extremely problematic piece of legislation that is now headed into the House and…

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Don’t fall for it!

If you received the below flyer in the mail, don’t be misled!  This is propaganda at its worst and is not good water policy. Who is behind this campaign of…

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An amended SB2508 passes on the Senate floor

If you ever wondered whether your voice was heard in Tallahassee, look no further than SB2508.  Initially submitted as a budget conforming bill only days before its one stop at…

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EPA objects to Troyer Mine wetland destruction proposal

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has lodged an objection to the Troyer Mine, highlighting fatal flaws in the state of Florida’s assumed wetland dredge and fill permitting program. The…

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Guest opinion: The choice is ours — but we must advocate for it

Rob Moher | Conservancy of SWFL President and CEO Which version of Southwest Florida do you prefer?  Would you rather live in a region where traffic congestion worsens, development marches…

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The Conservancy of Southwest Florida: Staying the course for the public good

By Nicole Johnson | Director of Environmental Policy, Conservancy of Southwest Florida Marjory Stoneman Douglas famously penned one of the greatest books ever written on the Everglades, the eloquent and…

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Conservancy of Southwest Florida appeals Rivergrass Village lawsuit

The Conservancy of Southwest Florida has filed its initial brief in Florida’s Second District Court of Appeal seeking to overturn the trial court’s ruling on its challenge to the development…