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July 15, 2010 03:00PM

Everglades

Roughly 100 Tea Party protesters gathered outside the South Florida Water Management District headquarters in West Palm Beach yesterday in opposition of the state’s planned $500 million Everglades land acquisition from U.S. Sugar. The deal, proposed by Gov. Charlie Crist last year, is intended to help provide clean drinking water to the region. Critics called the purchase a corporate “bailout” that does not serve public interests and could delay restoration of the Everglades. [Palm Beach Post]