FOX 13 News: Florida Senate removes ‘worst of the worst’ from waterways bill

February 18, 2022
By: Jim Turner
Feb 18th, 2022

With a key lawmaker saying he wanted to clarify and counter “purposeful misinformation,” the Florida Senate on Thursday changed a controversial environmental measure that critics said could affect Everglades restoration projects.

The measure (SB 2508) had drawn opposition from Gov. Ron DeSantis and critics such as fishing guides who raced to the Capitol to appear in the Senate gallery. A leader of one group said the changes removed the “worst of the worst” in a bill that opponents argued was being rammed through the legislative process.