Lake Okeechobee http://wlrn.org en Legislators Approve $2.8M Quck Fix For South Florida Waterways http://wlrn.org/post/legislators-approve-28m-quck-fix-south-florida-waterways <p></p><p>A short-term benefit package will flow toward South Florida following approval Thursday of the plan to improve the health of waterways harmed by releases from Lake Okeechobee.</p><p>The $2.77 million allocation approved by the Legislative Budget Commission is to improve pump stations, reducing the flow of polluted waters that have negatively affected the St. Lucie and Caloosahatchee rivers.&nbsp; The money will also go to a build a channel to aid the flow of water from the Florida Everglades across the barrier of the Tamiami Trail in Miami-Dade County.</p> Fri, 13 Sep 2013 20:09:49 +0000 Jim Turner & News Service Of Florida 20589 at http://wlrn.org Legislators Approve $2.8M Quck Fix For South Florida Waterways Proposed Windfarm Becomes A Debate Over Creating Jobs And Protecting Wildlife http://wlrn.org/post/proposed-windfarm-becomes-debate-over-creating-jobs-and-protecting-wildlife <p></p><p>When it comes to clean energy projects like wind farms, where people stand on a proposal sometimes depends on where they sit. Take the case of the late Sen. Edward Kennedy, certainly a champion of green causes — until someone proposed building a wind farm off Cape Cod, where the liberal lion liked to do his sailing.</p><p></p><p>He fought the wind farm until he died.</p><p></p> Tue, 02 Oct 2012 20:54:45 +0000 Patricia Sagastume 1801 at http://wlrn.org Proposed Windfarm Becomes A Debate Over Creating Jobs And Protecting Wildlife