Leading Environmentalist Gives Florida Legislature F Grade for Failing to Follow Constitutional Amendment One

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Joining us today is Eric Draper, Executive Director of Audubon of Florida, to talk about the millions of dollars promised to environmental conservation under Amendment 1 that the Florida Legislature has been unable to agree on how to spend. Draper goes over how the money could help conserve land around the Green Swamp, a large area of wetland which feeds many rivers that thousands of bay area residents rely on for drinking water. Many environmentalists also want lawmakers to use amendment 1 funds to buy land south of Lake Okeechobee in order to treat and redirect water back into the starved Everglades.