FCC News Brief – January 16, 2020

Written by Florida Conservation Coalition

Read Florida buys Everglades land to prevent oil drilling – “Gov. Ron DeSantis on Wednesday announced a massive land buyout that will kill a plan to drill for oil in the Everglades. The state will buy 20,000 acres owned by Kanter Real Estate LLC, which had won approval for an exploratory oil well west of Miramar. The price is $16.56 million to $18 million, depending on when the deal officially closes. ‘“We will permanently save this land … and it will be largest wetlands acquisition in a decade,” DeSantis said.  The company’s plan generated international outrage, leading to court battles

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