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Everglades Restoration Sees More Planning
Than Progress, Research Council Reports

June 30, 2014, 4:00 AM

Nearly 15 years since the launch of the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan, the South Florida region is still seeing more planning than actual restoration work, a June 27 National Academy of Sciences report to Congress said.

The biennial report, “Progress Toward Restoring the Everglades,” by the NAS’s National Research Council, evaluated the multi-billion-dollar joint effort between Florida and the federal government, with a particular focus on the past two years.

It notes a handful of projects around the edges of the Everglades are moving forward, including four reservoir, canal and wetland projects that received federal authorization under the...

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