A $2.4 billion dollar proposal based on old data and junk science is nothing more than lipstick on a pig.
The debunked and already denied proposal to buy billions of dollars in South Florida land IS BACK. SB10, being pushed by Senator Joe Negron, is a dressed up version of what Governor Scott rejected recently. SB10 stands almost entirely on old data and junk science, as exposed by Tallahassee based news outlet The Capitolist.
And this should come as no surprise, because the people pushing for this government land grab are almost exclusively limited to radical environmental groups like the Everglades Foundation. We exposed the Everglades Foundation and dozens of other shady groups that it passes money through in 2016, you can read that here.
On to specifics.
This “Negron” Plan is not only a waste of money, it is also entirely dependent on the willingness of the land owners to sell their property. Come to find out, at it’s first committee hearing last week, SB10 was opposed by farmers and other community leaders. How does that not disqualify the bill outright? People who own the land and employ thousands don’t want to participate in this environmentalist driven hogwash.
So, that means the government would have to forcefully take the land from unwilling Floridians. Worse, the bill ignores fresh data and solid science for something entirely different. One scientist I had review the proposal inquired about “what decade” this was from because of the stale research. All of us want to stop the harmful effects of things like leaky septic tanks, illegal dumping, and more to keep our Florida healthy.
As such, our legislators should show more respect for our time (paid by us) and give Floridians a win-win-win deal. Update the Herbert Hoover Dike, ban septic, just a few ideas that the state of Florida could do. And not just do, actually be immediately effective. SB10 could take 20 years to take hold. Our beautiful state deserves so much more, to adequately protect our natural gems.
Floridians should visit this site and demand their Senators reconsider SB10. Lipstick on a pig, nothing more.
Jacob Engels, is the Founder of East Orlando Post & Seminole County Post. His work through these publications has been showcased in hundreds of publications and news outlets in the state of Florida, the United States, and around the globe. Jacob has been interviewed on national television & radio programs, with his work having been featured in the Orlando Sentinel, New York Times, Washington Post, Miami Herald and other publications nationwide. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
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