Lake Okeechobee

Water Policy: Decision in Everglades Case

In March, US District Judge Kenneth Karas of New York ruled that pumping water out of Florida’s Lake Okeechobee to irrigate farms and then pumping nutrient-laden water back into the lake violates the Clean Water Act. Groups such as Earthjustice

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Land Report April 2014 Newsletter

The importance of land to our society – as a resource, a common theme, and a point of contention – is a constant source of amazement. Water policy, agricultural programs, master-planned communities – so many aspects of our day-to-day existence

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Land Report 100er: Florida’s Fanjuls

Longtime leaders in the sugar cane industry, this family has made restoration of the Everglades a top priority. All landowners, large and small, share a fundamental desire to protect and enhance their property. Florida’s Fanjul family, which owns 155,000 acres

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Billion-Dollar Everglades Sale Drastically Downsized

Florida’s ambitious Everglades restoration plan has been drastically scaled back, a victim of the economic recession. Originally slated to be a 187,000-acre, $1.75 billion deal when announced in June 2008, the deal has gone back to the drawing board on

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US Sugar Approves Sale of 180,000 Acres in Everglades

Today U.S. Sugar announced that its board of directors had approved the sale/leaseback of 180,000 acres to the South Florida Water Management District for $1.34 billion ($7,444 per acre). The transaction ranks as one of the largest of 2008 and

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Florida Renegotiates Everglades Purchase

The $1.75 billion purchase by the State of Florida of 187,000 acres in the Everglades belonging to US Sugar has been renegotiated and substantially bettered. The state will no longer take title to the company’s high-tech mill, its citrus processing

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Florida to Pay $1.75 Billion for 187,000 Acres in the Everglades

In a massive deal announced earlier today, the State of Florida will acquire almost 300 square miles of the Everglades in and around the south end of Lake Okeechobee from US Sugar Corp. for $1.75 billion ($9,000+ per acre).

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