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Senator Simpson, District 10 — Press Release


March 21, 2013

CONTACT: Rachel Perrin Rogers, 850.487.5018

Everglades Restoration Act Unanimously Passes Senate Environmental Committee

Tallahassee, Fla. —

This morning, the Everglades Restoration Act (SB 768) received bipartisan support in the Senate Environmental Preservation Committee. Filed by Senator Wilton Simpson (R-Trilby), the amendment that was adopted represents an unprecedented compromise between environmental groups, farmers and policymakers. This legislation makes crystal clear the commitment to adequately funding the Everglades Restoration plan that was agreed to by the State of Florida and the federal government.

“It is exciting to be a part of this landmark agreement. The Everglades is an integral part of what makes Florida unique,” said Senator Simpson. “The passage of this legislation will allow for the continued restoration and protection of this delicate ecosystem while allowing farmers to responsibly grow food through utilization of best management practices. I commend all the stakeholders who worked so hard to get to where we are today.”