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Federal Judge To Take Up Federal Oversight Of Everglades Restoration

The Everglades. Photo courtesy the National Parks Conservation Association.

Environmental groups are calling on Gov. Ron DeSantis to direct the South Florida Water Management District to abandon an effort to end federal oversight of Everglades restoration.

That’s as a federal judge takes up the issue Monday.

More than two dozen environmental groups asked the governor to work with his new appointees at the district to ensure federal oversight of Everglades restoration continues.

The district contends sugar farming no longer is a threat to Everglades water and has asked to vacate a settlement calling for the oversight. A hearing is scheduled in Miami.

The federal government, state Department of Environmental Protection and environmental groups oppose the district’s position.

The South Florida Water Management District oversees Everglades restoration and water resources in Central and South Florida.



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Amy Green

About Amy Green

Reporter and Producer

Amy Green covers the environment and climate change at WMFE News. She is an award-winning journalist and author whose extensive reporting on the Everglades is featured in the book MOVING WATER, published by Johns Hopkins University Press, and podcast DRAINED, available wherever you get your podcasts. Amy’s ... Read Full Bio »