In Everglades, a Chance for Redemption

The Congress once assigned the Corps of Engineers to drain the Everglades; now it may ask the Corps to restore the Everglades and revive its ecosystem in the most ambitious environmental restoration effort ever.

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September 25, 2000, 2:00 PM PDT

By Abhijeet Chavan @http://twitter.com/legalaidtech


"Half the original Everglades has been swallowed by development; much of the rest, an area the size of Delaware, is dying of thirst." The Congress once assigned the Corps of Engineers to drain the Everglades; now it may ask the Corps to restore the Everglades and revive its ecosystem. "The Corps has unveiled a $7.8 billion plan to redistribute the region's water again, a project touted as the most ambitious environmental restoration effort ever."

Thanks to Abhijeet Chavan

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