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Scott invites Obama to Lake O — but with an edge

by John Kennedy | September 25th, 2013

Gov. Rick Scott sent a letter inviting President Obama to tour the Lake Okeechobee area — but the message carried plenty of edge.

Scott has been railing against the Army Corps of Engineers, accusing the federal agency of failing to meet its obligation on efforts to improve water quality in the region and maintain the dike surrounding the big lake.

Sen. Joe Negron, R-Stuart, chairman of a select committee examining water issues in the region, added to the heat Tuesday, saying the Corps has too much power and is in the position of ”judge, jury and executioner” of water policy.

Scott offered his own take in his letter to the White House. The letter begins:

“I am writing on behalf of the millions of Florida families who are being impacted by the Corps’ discharges of freshwater from Lake Okeechobee,” Scott wrote, adding, “After a tour, you will no doubt make Lake Okeechobee enhancements more of a priority than what is currently reflected in your budget reductions.”


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6 Responses to “Scott invites Obama to Lake O — but with an edge”

  1. TP Says:

    Scott is being sued by the FWF over
    Everglades’s restoration land deals that enable two major farming companies to get no-bid, long-term leases for 14,000 acres in western Palm Beach County. The renewed leases are held by two major South Florida sugar growers, A. Duda and Sons and Florida Crystals.
    Now he is crying to Obama about Lake O?
    Too little, too late.

  2. BERNIE Says:

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