With all the recent stories about new projects and bridges to move more water into Everglades National Park, we should all feel good about the fruits of our collective resolve to protect and restore the environment.
The Tampa Bay Times’ Dec. 7 editorial focused on one of the most important subjects to all Floridians -- jobs. But, the challenges facing our growing state won’t end when we reach a certain number of jobs created or a certain unemployment rate. We are working to build an opportunity economy that will create jobs for generations to come.
All the bridges in Kingdom Come won't make a difference. Until the bureaucratic dysfunction ends -- and don't hold your breath -- there will be no water flowing south through the central Everglades and into thirsty Everglades National Park.
Martin County leaders have a choice. They can continue pointing fingers at agriculture to the south of Lake Okeechobee for the toxic state of the St. Lucie estuary and Indian River Lagoon. Or they can look in the mirror -- and fix the part of the problem that lies squarely at their feet.
Richard Grosso, the environmental attorney ordered by the 1st District Court of Appeal to repay court costs because he filed a frivolous appeal, may not have to pay back the taxpayers of Martin County after all.
Picture, if you will, the screaming headlines, the cries of negligence and/or corruption if it had been Rick Scott who handed 90 million taxpayer dollars to a company that went belly up three years later.
Just when you think Florida environmentalists can't get any further out in left field, they go and drop back against the wall. I'm talking about their latest plan to budget their causes by ballot initiative.
Kirk Fordham's column in the Tallahassee Democrat on Friday, "Restoration is about more than just the Everglades," is a superb example of how environmentalists in this country overreach, blow it, and end up preaching to the choir.