NANFA-- $7.8 billion plan to restore the Everglades
Wed, 1 Nov 2000 20:23:10 EST

Negotiators Agree On Everglades Plan
House and Senate negotiators Friday agreed on a Water
Resources Development Act that contains the first installment of
a $7.8 billion plan to restore the Florida Everglades and reverse
a half-century of dredging and canal building, the Associated
Press reported. Supporters of the legislation said they expected
a final vote and approval in both the House and Senate early this
week. The legislation, somewhat different versions of which
earlier had been approved by both chambers, ran into trouble
because of Senate opposition to a string of what critics called
pork barrel water projects added by the House. Those provisions
were stripped from the legislation leading to an agreement on the
overall bill, said House and Senate staffers familiar with the

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