Letters and Position Statements

All documents in this digest represent consensus positions taken by the Coalition to preserve and restore America’s Everglades. Permission to quote and reprint is granted, given that each use credit the Everglades Coalition along with complete title and date of the work. Please feel free to contact us if you have questions or would like additional information.

2017

Restoration Roadmap - Federal and State Priorities

February 2017 - Resolution supporting legislative passage of a statewide ban on well stimulation for purposes of recovery of oil or natural gas in the state of Florida

2016

Legislative Priorities

October 2015 - FL Legislative Priorities for 2016

Letters and Resolutions

July 2016 - Letter thanking FWC for forgoing a bear hunt in 2016

June 2016 - Letter to SFWMD and USACE regarding Immediate Need to Plan Water Storage, Treatment and Conveyance South of Lake Okeechobee

June 2016 - Resolution supporting Pro-Solar Amendment 4 on the August 2016 primary

April 2016 - Resolution in support of acquiring lands and developing projects in the EAA to help protect the estuaries, Everglades National Park, and Florida Bay

April 2016 - Resolution in support of the protection of Biscayne Bay and Biscayne National Park from the impacts of the Turkey Point Cooling Canal System

April 2016 - Letter urging Palm Beach County to deny a proposed Comp Plan amendment that would allow industrial and commercial development within the Everglades Agricultural Area (EAA)

February 2016 - Letter to US Congress committees requesting authorization of the Central Everglades Planning Project (CEPP) in the forthcoming Water Resources Development Act (WRDA)

January 2016 - Letter to President Obama with FY 2017 budget suggestions for USACE and USDOI

January 2016 - Thank you letter for FY16 funding to US House Appropriations Subcommittee on the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies

January 2016 - Thank you letter for FY16 funding to US House Appropriations Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development, and Related Agencies

2015

Legislative Priorities and Vision for the Everglades

January 2015 - FL Legislative Priorities for 2015

January 2015 - 2025 Vision for the Everglades

Letters and Resolutions

November 2015 - Resolution on ecological conditions and restoration needs of Everglades National Park and the Florida Bay

October 2015 - Letter urging USACE to move forward with PPAs in FY 2016 for the 4 Everglades restoration projects authorized by WRRDA of 2014

October 2015 - Resolution urging removal of barriers to solar power and supporting the Floridians for Solar Choice petition

October 2015 - Letter urging US Congress (FL delegation) to reauthorize the Land and Water Conservation Fund

August 2015 - Resolution opposing changes to Miami-Dade’s Urban Development Boundary (UDB)

August 2015 - Resolution recommending Marjory Stoneman Douglas to the National Statuary

August 2015 - Letter providing written testimony in support of creating a marine reserve in Biscayne National Park

June 2015 - Letter: Urging respect of the May 2015 Clean Water Act Rule by USEPA/USACE

June 2015 - Letter in Support of HR 1684 (Foreign Spill Protection Act)

June 2015 - Letter: Opposing Air Show Exhibition at Dade-Collier Training and Transition (TNT) Airport

June 2015 - Letter to Congressman Clawson regarding HR 2822 (funding)

May 2015 - Letter: President Obama Thank You Earth Day in Everglades National Park

April 2015 - Letter to MDX in opposition of the SW Dolphin Expressway/SR 836 expansion

March 2015 - Resolution: Funding For Controlling Invasive Exotic Species in the Arthur R Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge

2014

Legislative Priorities

January 2014 - FL Legislative Priorities for 2014

September 2013 - FL Legislative Priorities for 2014

Letters and Resolutions

December 2014 - Resolution: EAA Land Acquisition

December 2014 - Letter: Senator Nelson WOTUS

November 2014 - Resolution: Lake Okeechobee

November 2014 - Resolution: Oil Drilling

October 2014 - Resolution: Proposed Sugar Hill Sector Plan in Hendry County

September 2014 - Resolution: Marine Reserve in Biscayne National Park

August 2014 - Letter: Call for CERP Interagency Manatee Task Force

August 2014 - Resolution: WRRDA

July 2014 - Letter: Fisheating Creek Comments

July 2014 - Letter: Senator Nelson - Water Thank You Letter

July 2014 - Letter: WRRDA

April 2014 - Letter: CEPP to President of U.S.

April 2014 - Letter: CEPP - USACE Assistant Secretary of the Army Jo-Ellen Darcy

April 2014 - Letter: Attorney General Bondi - Chesapeake Bay Clean Water Blueprint Amicus Brief

March 2014 - Resolution: Everglades Curriculum

March 2014 - Letter: FY15 Senate Interior & Environment Appropriations

March 2014 - Letter: FY15 Senate Energy & Water Appropriations

March 2014 - Letter: FY15 House Interior & Environment Appropriations

March 2014 - Letter: FY15 House Energy & Water Appropriations

March 2014 - Resolution: HB 703

March 2014 - Resolution: SB 372

February 2014 - Letter: Clean Water Act

January 2014 - Resolution: Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge Space Complex Development

January 2014 - Resolution: Kissimmee River Restoration Project

2013

Legislative Priorities

January 2013 – FL Legislative Priorities for 2013

Letters and Resolutions

September 2013 - Letter: Expressing Gratitude for Everglades Work of Former U.S. Rep. Clay Shaw

August 2013 - Letter: Senate Select Committee on Indian River Lagoon and Lake Okeechobee Basin

August 2013 - Letter: Overcoming the Administrative Obstacles of CEPP

August 2013 - Resolution Urging Restored Funding to SFWMD for Everglades Restoration

June 2013 - Letter to the Gulf Ecosystem Restoration Council

June 2013 - Letter: Biscayne Bay Coastal Wetlands, Phase 1 Rule Making

May 2013 - Letter Supporting EAR Amendments (Miami-Dade)

May 2013 - Resolution Opposing SR-836 Expansion

May 2013 – Letter: Appropriations for Everglades Restoration, Dept of Interior (House)

May 2013 – Letter: Appropriations for Everglades Restoration, Dept of Interior (Senate)

May 2013 – Letter: Appropriations for Everglades Restoration, United States Army Corp of Engineers (House)

May 2013 – Letter: Appropriations for Everglades Restoration, United States Army Corp of Engineers (Senate)

February 2013 – Letter: Bridging of Tamiami Trail and construction of the Caloosahatchee River West Basin Storage Reservoir.

January 2013 – Letter: Congressional Priorities for 113th Congress

January 2013 – Resolution Endorsing the Water and Land Conservation Constitutional Amendment

2012

Legislative Priorities

October - FL Legislative priorities for 2012

Letters and Resolutions

December 2012 - Resolution Supporting Alternative 4 for Central Evergaldes Planning Project

November 2012 - Numeric Nutrients Criteria Letter

October 2012 - Grasshopper Sparrow resolution

August 2012 - Resolution to Urge the USFWS to Target Recovery of Imperiled Wood Stork Population in the Everglades

August 2012 - Letter: Restoring Florida's Gulf Coast

August 2012 - Resolution Urging the SFWMD Water Supply Plan Updates to Protect Water

January 2012 - Resolution Supporting the Greater Everglades Partnership Initiative

January 2012 - Resolution Urging the Suspension of Consideration of Bird Drive Recharge Area Land Surplus

January 2012 - Resolution Supporting the Central Everglades Planning Project

2011

Vision for the Everglades

January - 2020 Vision for the Everglades

Letters and Resolutions

August - Letter to SFWMD Regarding Water Reservations Rulemaking

July - Resolution Opposing Legislative Attempts to Weaken the Clean Water Act

July - Resolution Regarding I-75 Interchange

July - Letter to DEP Regarding Conceptual Framework for Nutrient Standards

June - Comments on EPA and USACE Guidance Regarding Identification of Waters Protected by the Clean Water Act

May - Letter to Governor Rick Scott Urging Veto of SB 2142, HB 7207, CS/CS/HB 421, and CS/CS/CS/HB 993

May - Appropriations Letter Senate Energy and Water Committee

May - Appropriations Letter HouseEnergy and Water Committee

May - Appropriations Letter Senate Interior Subcommittee

May - Appropriations Letter House Interior Subcommittee

April - Letter to U.S. EPA Urging Restoration of the Clean Water Act

April - Resolution Supporting Base Flows to the Caloosahatchee

April - Everglades Restoration Works! Creating Jobs, Protecting Water Supply

February - Resolution Supporting Comprehensive Growth Management in Florida

January - Resolution for the Adoption of Numeric Nutrient Criteria in Florida

January - Resolution on 2011 Lake Okeechobee Protection Plan Update

2010

Letters and Resolutions

October-Resolution on Valuing Ecosystem Services

September- Resolution Supporting Tamiami Trail Next Steps Project

August- Letter to the Governing Board of the South Florida Water Management District Urging Approval of Revised U.S. Sugar Land Acquisition

May - Resolution Opposing Development of Everglades Corporate Park in Sunrise, Florida

March - Resolution Supporting Establishment of EPA Numeric Nutrient Standards in Florida Waters

March - Letter to Charman James Moran regarding FY2011 Interior Appropriations

March - Letter to SFWMD Governing Board regarding the River of Grass Land Acquisition

March - Letter to Sen. LeMieux regarding Climate Change Legislation

January - Resolution Regarding Oil Drilling

January - Resolution Regarding Florida Forever

2009

Letters and Resolutions

December - Letter to Congressman Kendrick Meek regarding python importation into the United States

December - Letter to Senator Bill Nelson regarding python importation into the United States

November - Letter to FDEP Secretary Mike Sole regarding proposed designated use

November - Letter to Lowes, Inc. requesting it abandon its appeal to develop a store adjacent to America's Everglades

November - Letter to SFWMD regarding the CERP C-111 Spreader Canal project

September - Letter to EPA regarding Lakebelt Mining Permits

September - Letter to the Florida Delegates - 2010 Energy and Water Appropriations Bill

April - Letter to State Senator J.D. Alexander regarding Aquatic Preserves proposed budget cuts

April - Resolution to oppose FPL's request for a CDMP amendment to allow mining

February - Resolution in Support of the Department of Interior Vision and Plan for Successful Everglades Restoration

January - Resolution on Climate Change and Everglades Restoration

January - Letter to SFWMD on Environmental Resource Permit policy for BBCW footprint

January - Resolution to support the acquisition of U.S. Sugar lands for Everglades restoration

2008

Letters and Resolutions

December - Letter to Corps on the Interim Operating Criteria for the 8.5 Square Mile Area Project

November - Letter to Senator Nelson on CERP Funding

September - Letter to DCA Secretary Pelham on the Miami Dade County Urban Development Boundary

July - Recommendations for the EAA with U.S. Sugar purchase

July - Resolution to support expediting Phase 1 of the CERP C-111 Spreader Canal Project

April - Letter to Representative Cannon on the Department of Community Affairs Budget Cuts

April - Letter to Palm Beach County Commissioner Addie Greene on Mining in the Everglades Agricultural Area

April - Letter to Florida Department of Environmental Protection on Statewide Stormwater Treatment Rule

March - Resolution to support a successor program to Florida Forever

March - Letter to DCA Secretary Pelham on the EAA as an Area of Critical State Concern

March - Resolution to oppose a landfill adjacent to Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge

March - Resolution to support holding the Miami Dade Urban Development Boundary

March - Resolution to support Florida Forever Successor Program

January - Resolution to support the Blue Shanty Option for Tamiami Trail

2007

Letters and Resolutions

October - Resolution to support denial of FPL's Zoning Permit application for Turkey Point Expansion

October - Letter to Miami Dade County Commission on Turkey Point Nuclear Plant Expansion

June - Letter to Governor Crist on the Broward County Water Preserve Areas

January - Resolution to oppose coal-fired power plants within the historic Everglades

January - Resolution to address the Florida Bay Algae Bloom

2005 and earlier

January 2005 - Recommendations for EAA Sustainability and Aquifer Storage and Recovery

 

September 2004 - Letter to Miami-Dade Mayor Penelas on veto of rock mining ordinance

July 2004 - Press Release on land use moratorium for EAA

July 2004 - Letter to State officials re: land use moratorium in EAA

July 2004 - Resolution on land use moratorium for EAA

July 2004 - Resolution opposing the Scripps Institute-proposed Mecca Farms site

May 2004 - Letter to Miami-Dade County Commissioners requesting denial of rockmining ordinance changes

 

August 2003 - Position Statements

July 2003 - Atlantic Civil Letter

June 2003 - Indian River Lagoon South Resolution

May 2003 - Combined Structural and Operational Plan Letter