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Gov. Scott’s pipeline investment gets a boost from Florida environmental regulators

Wednesday, August 5th, 2015

By Dan Christensen
FloridaBulldog.org
State regulators are quietly backing the award of a crucial environmental permit to a company that wants to build a controversial $3-billion natural gas pipeline in North Florida. The company’s investors include Gov. Rick Scott.
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Activists Worry About Destruction Of Environment if Massive Theme Park Built In South Miami-Dade

Monday, August 3rd, 2015
“No one is going to develop the zoo, everyone knows this land is protected” thought William Cully Waggoner, a member of the Miami Pine Rocklands Coalition and Gold Coast Railroad Museum, when he moved to Miami near the Richmond Pine Rockland in 1990.
Twenty five years later, that patch of pine rockland, a rare forest habitat, is facing more than $1 billion worth of proposed developments, according to Al Sunshine, the president of the Miami Pine Rocklands Coalition.
Sunshine said that proposed plans from developer Ram Realty, include building a 900 unit apartment complex and a Walmart under the name “Coral

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Petition Campaign Calls To Stop 75 Mile Long Everglades Bike Lane

Monday, August 3rd, 2015
An environmentalist group has been rallying opposition to the proposed River of Grass Greenway that would cut a 12 to 14 foot multi-use lane across the Everglades and parallel to the Tamiami Trail from Miami to Naples.
The proposed project has long been controversial due to concerns about potential environmental impacts that would be caused by such a large project. (When finished, the lane would run around 75 miles long).
In response, a group called Say No to River of Grass Greenway started a online petition that has been signed by over 4,000 people.
Read More: Miami College Students Write To Save Everglades, As Obama Highlights Crisis
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