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Florida agrees to buy swath of Everglades to protect it from oil drilling

Florida Everglades. Mangrove trees with white crane

Reuters, January 20, 2020 (Reuters) – The state of Florida has reached a deal with a private real estate firm to buy a large swath of environmentally sensitive wetlands in the heart of the Everglades to spare the tract from oil drilling, the governor announced on Wednesday. Florida’s agreement to purchase 20,000 acres (8,094 hectares) of land from Kanter Real …

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