Few issues are as important to Florida as water protection and maintenance. Last November, Florida voters by an almost 3-1 margin approved a ballot initiative funding the state’s Land Acquisition Trust to further its environmental efforts.
Last Friday, our colleague (and Florida native) Estus Whitfield weighed in on the State Legislature’s need for action on this issue. For nearly 20 years, Estus served as the principal environmental advisor to four Florida Governors. In The Tampa Bay Times, Estus writes:
“If you were one of the more than 4 million Floridians who voted for Amendment 1, the Water and Land Conservation Amendment to the Florida Constitution, you probably thought the Legislature would carry out the will of the people. You probably thought legislators would hear the loud and clear message that our water and land are suffering, and heed the mandate to invest in environmental land and water protection.
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