| Jul 29, 2014
| 9:00 PM
Who do our politicians represent — their constituents or big funders? Consider the U.S. Sugar Corp. Maybe you share U.S. Sugar's views about Florida's tax, agricultural and environmental policies; maybe you don't. But you didn't give over $650,000...
| Aug 7, 2013
| 1:59 PM
A massive rock mine should not be allowed to eat up Palm Beach County farmland that was once part of the Everglades, a state appeals court ruled Wednesday.
The decision by Florida’s Fourth District Court of Appeals stops U.S. Sugar Corp. from...
| Mar 16, 2014
| 10:48 AM
Walt Disney World and Universal Orlando have already raised ticket prices this year, but SeaWorld Orlando might wait a couple of months before matching them.
During a conference call last week to discuss SeaWorld Entertainment Inc.'s fourth-quarter...
| Mar 6, 2013
| 1:41 PM
Big Sugar is trying to change state law to dodge more Everglades pollution cleanup costs, according to Audubon of Florida.
Audubon Wednesday was rallying opposition to measures that the environmental group warns would help Big Sugar avoid paying more of...
| Jun 9, 2011
| 4:17 PM
The last vacancy on the South Florida Water Management District Board was filled Thursday when Juan Portuondo of Key Biscayne was sworn in to represent Miami-Dade County.
Portuondo became Gov. Rick Scott’s sixth appointee to the nine-member board...
| Jun 10, 2011
| 4:28 PM
Environmental groups are raising concerns about looming budget cuts at the South Florida agency that leads Everglades restoration.
Potential cutbacks unveiled Thursday by the South Florida Water Management District include selling off public land,...
| Jul 13, 2011
| 8:23 AM
Frustrated with stalled Everglades restoration, Palm Beach County Commission Chairwoman Karen Marcus contends that federal and state officials lack the "courage" to get it done.
One year ago, Palm Beach County imposed a moratorium on new rock mines...
| Jun 9, 2011
| 4:29 PM
Layoffs, delaying construction projects and selling off public land are among the budget-cutting options being considered by the state agency charged with leading Everglades restoration.
After years of criticism for excess spending, the South Florida...
| Jun 22, 2011
| 2:42 PM
Talk about rubbing it in.
Gov. Rick Scott drew the ire of environmental groups Wednesday when he came to the South Florida Water Management District to celebrate slashing the budget of the agency that leads Everglades restoration.
Wednesday morning at...
| Oct 12, 2011
| 8:35 AM
One year after Florida’s $197 million land deal with U.S. Sugar Corp., the 26,800 acres of farmland that was supposed to mean a new direction for Everglades restoration remains citrus groves and sugar cane.
The South Florida Water Management...
| Mar 6, 2013
| 12:53 PM
One day into Florida’s legislative session, environmentalists and Big Sugar are already squaring off over proposed changes to Everglades restoration requirements.
Audubon of Florida Wednesday was rallying opposition to measures that the...