The Miccosukee Indians of Florida have convinced a federal judge to resume work on a reservoir. The impression I got is that the tribe thinks the reservoir project will prevent further pollution of their land, although the state had halted work on the project because it feared a lawsuit from environmentalists.
This ruling will make it more difficult for the state of Florida to purchase land from U.S. Sugar.
Stay tuned: I’m sure there will be an appeal.
Source: “Florida Everglades Restoration Plan to Buy Land from Sugar Farmers Jeopardized by Judge’s Ruling,” by Brian Skoloff, Associated Press, in the Hartford Courant, March 31, 2010
From the blog Eye on Miami, here’s some information about infighting in the sugar industry.