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Famed Wildlife Expert Campaigns For Amendment 4

September 17th, 2008 by flanews

In November Floridians will have a chance to vote for a tax break for landowners who agree not to develop their property. About 70 environmental groups are backing Amendment 4. Famed Wildlife Expert Jim Fowler was on hand to show his support for the measure which is meant to control growth, sustain agriculture and protect the natural landscape. Eric Draper, Policy Director for Audubon Florida, said people who don’t want to develop their land are going to great lengths just to receive a tax break.

“This would result in a tremendous private effort over millions of acres of land where people wouldn’t feel like they’d have to go out and plant pine trees or park some cows on a piece of land in order to qualify for a lower tax status,” said Draper.

Amendment 4 needs approval from 60 percent of voters to pass.

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