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Big Cypress National Preserve Could Have Been an International Airport, But…

In the late 1960s, conservationists and outdoorsmen alike opposed the ruination of such ecologically and culturally valuable land, ultimately ushering the preserve into the protective arms of the National Park Service. Since then, park rangers have maintained their role as stewards by implementing the Green Parks Plan. After partnering with the U.S. Department of Energy, […]

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Can Tri Rail gain the necessary funding?

Jim Murley, Executive Director, South Florida Regional Council Regional rail passenger attention is now on whether Tri Rail can gain the necessary funding to ensure that the All Aboard Florida station in downtown Miami will be designed and built to accommodate future commuter rail service. Key regional partners, including Florida Department of Transportation, Southeast Overtown […]

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$ 150 million for Everglades restoration!

Jim Murley, Executive Director, South Florida Regional Council Governor Scott’s proposed budget includes important environmental items for South Florida. He is asking for $ 150 million for Everglades restoration but there is a question whether funds are being requested to support the Central Everglades project to move water south from Lake Okeechobee . He asked […]

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Scott’s second Inaugural Speech.

Jim Murley, Executive Director, South Florida Regional Council Scott, in his second Inaugural Speech, connected bringing new jobs to Florida making the important environmental improvements to ensure we keep Florida beautiful. In the Governor’s works” But talk is cheap. We have to make investments to turn talk into reality.” Now the Legislature will talk about […]