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Orlando Out of Water in 20 Years; Tug-of-War Begins

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Jacksonville, FL — The water management district brought out the big guns on Wednesday in an attempt to sell Jacksonville on the almost-finished Central Florida water supply plan, parts of which have been opposed in North Florida. Top executives from … Continued

St. Johns County Says “No” to Developer

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St. Augustine, FL — Environmentalists claimed victory Tuesday when county commissioners voted “no” to a developer’s plans to build a large subdivision in a rural part of St. Johns County. Calling it a “litmus test on sprawl,” Matanzas Riverkeeper Neil … Continued

St. Johns County Passes Anti-Fracking Resolution

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By Susan Cooper Eastman St. Augustine, FL — The porous limestone geology underlying Florida and the massive freshwater aquifer that runs through it was on the minds of the St. Johns County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday when they unanimously … Continued

No Fracking Way

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By Susan Cooper Eastman Tallahassee, FL — On August 24, state senators Darren Soto (D-Orlando) and Dwight Bullard (D-Miami) filed legislation to ban fracking in Florida.  House Bill 19 will  be heard in the upcoming legislative session and would create … Continued

Port Problems in Jax and Miami Put Army Corps in Hot Seat

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Jacksonville and Miami, FL –The federal agency charged with studying and planning for dredging in the nation’s ports has faced problems in two of Florida’s biggest ports.  The Army Corps of Engineers just wound up a two-year dredging project at … Continued

Riverkeeper Sues. Chamber Bails.

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Jacksonville, FL —  In one week’s time, a year’s worth of stakeholder negotiations on the Jacksonville harbor dredging may be dead in the water.  On August 6, Mayor Curry unexpectedly disbanded the Port Task Force which was set to reconvene this … Continued

Mayor Disbands Port Task Force

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Jacksonville, FL — In a surprise move, newly elected Mayor Lenny Curry announced Friday that he is disbanding the Port Task Force convened by his predecessor, Mayor Alvin Brown.  The task force met monthly for over one year and had … Continued

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