Environmentalists battle sugar cane industry over reservoir land in South Florida


Environmentalists battle sugar cane industry over reservoir land in South Florida

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A look at the water that reaches from Lake O down to the Gulf. Andrea Melendez and Andrew West / news-press.com

An aerial look at the Caloosahatchee River from Lake Okeechobee to the Gulf of Mexico. (Photo: Andrew West/news-press.com)

Buy the sugar land. Send water south. Vote Yes on Amendment 1. #gladeslivesmatters. Bullsugar.
South Florida these days is a world of bumper-sticker slogans and big-money politics — a place where well-planned messages can cost millions of dollars and steer history’s largest environmental restoration.
The phrases, forums and protests can sway Florida voters, influence state lawmakers, control where taxpayers’ …

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