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Environmentalists Ask Governor Crist to Halt Everglade Developments

June 5th, 2008 by flanews

Environmental groups delivered 2,000 petition signatures to the Governor Thursday, asking him to halt a plan to build inside the Urban Development Boundary surrounding the Everglades. The Miami-Dade County Commission approved a plan to develop across the boundary, despite protests by environmentalists and the mayor. Environment Florida Field Director Holly Binns said if the development goes through, more will development could follow.

Once you start going across that Urban Development Boundary theres going to be a flood of applications that are going to follow. You know its not just one store, its the roads and the infrastructure that goes with this new Lowes and then its the flood of development that will come right after that, said Binns.

The Governor has 30 days to overrule the countys decision.

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