Judge promises to stick by Everglades agreement
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MONDAY, MAY 5, 2003

A federal judge in Florida vowed that new state legislation that delays cleanup deadlines in the Everglades won't derail his oversight of the $8 billion project.

U.S. District Court Judge William Hoeveler held an emergency hearing Friday to address the bill, which is ready for Gov. Jeb Bush's signature. He agreed with criticism of it by the Miccosukee Tribe and others who said it was filled with vague language.

A court settlement between the state and the federal government requires cleanup by 2006. The bill would delay it to at least 2013.

Get the Story:
Glades legislation worries judge (The Miami Herald 5/3)
Judge holds tight to Glades plan (The St. Petersburg Times 5/3)
Judge insists: 'Glades cleanup deadline stands (The South Florida Sun-Sentinel 5/3)

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