The Tampa Bay Times published an excellent editorial this morning urging the Florida legislature to stop the environmental land giveaway that will happen if HB 1103 and SB 1362 are passed and become law. Please follow the original story link HERE to see the article as published by the Times if you have the capability, or you can read it in full below.
Proponents of these identical bills include the Florida Cattlemen’s Association and other large land owners who stand to gain ownership of hundreds of thousands of acres of water front property. This is land now held in public trust for you, the camper, fisherman, kayaker and hunter as well any resident or tourist who wants to enjoy Florida’s vast flowing waterways and lakes. (See Sandspur’s earlier post on this HERE or at http://swfwmdmatters.blogspot.com/2012/01/hb1103-sb1362-public-ripoff-in.html.)