Could Cattails Impact The Presidency?

Farm runoff into the Everglades has fostered the growth non-native cattails, which destroy native wildlife.
August 24, 2003, 9am PDT | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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"A Florida law that alters water-purity rules could determine the fate of the Everglades, as well as the outcome of local and national elections... This spring, nine years after passage of a landmark state law — the Everglades Forever Act — designed to reverse decades of devastation to southern Florida's landscape and animal life, Gov. Jeb Bush signed a new law changing the rules on how cleanliness of water flowing into the great marsh will be measured... But for many people in Florida, protecting the Everglades is tantamount to a sacred trust."

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Published on Saturday, August 23, 2003 in The Los Angeles Times
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