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Everglades Face Development Threat, Environmental Group Wants Governor to Intervene

May 22nd, 2008 by flanews

As parts of the Everglades continue to burn, another threat looms, development. The Miami-Dade County Commission voted to build outside of the Urban Development Boundary despite protests by environmentalists and the mayor. The development plans have to be approved by the Department of Community Affairs within 45 days. Progress Floridas Political Director Damien Filer is asking Governor Charlie Crist to intervene.

It has grave consequences if this moves forward, from flood control to water quality, not to mention protecting what is truly a national treasure and we want to makes sure the Governor steps in and does the right thing, said Filer.

Progress Florida just began collecting signatures Wednesday. So far the group has received more than 700. People can fill out a petition at www.progressflorida.org/savetheglades. The group plans to give the signatures to the Governor.

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