On Aug. 9, Sen. Joe Negron (R), president-designate of Florida’s state senate, unveiled a plan to purchase land south of Lake Okeechobee for a 60,000-acre reservoir to store 120 billion gallons of polluted lake water, which currently is discharged to tide when the lake rises to a level that threatens the dike that encloses it.
When Mark Callahan looks back on the arduous but successful seven-year effort of managing the project development and environment study for the $1.6-billion Wekiva Parkway, he gives credit to an unlikely group—environmentalists who once opposed it.
In a mostly conciliatory address in which she repeatedly thanked those who have reached out to her beleaguered city during the “shocking and unprecedented” water crisis, the mayor of Flint, Mich., did take aim at Washington in her first State of the City speech.
Controversy continues to dog the cooling system at Florida Power & Light Co.’s 3550-MW Turkey Point Power Station in Florida City despite the utility’s June 20 consent agreement with the Florida Dept. of Environmental Protection.