Tools for the Battle
Earlier this year, the Florida Legislature passed a bill to fast-track three major new toll roads that will destroy large swaths of Florida’s last remaining rural lands, pollute waterways, and threaten endangered wildlife including the iconic Florida panther. If completed as proposed, 330 miles of toll roads could be constructed by 2030. Road building alone will immediately destroy more than 52,800 acres of undeveloped areas and promote unsustainable sprawl, destroying hundreds of thousands of additional acres.
Your voice is needed to help stop this misguided plan!
Florida Conservation Voters have put together six ways to make a difference in the roll road process. Read the article at: https://www.fcvoters.org/2019/11/15/six-ways-to-be-engaged-in-m-cores-toll-road-process/
Originally published by Gannett Media
Roads taking a toll on task force members as some struggle to understand need, origination
Who wants a new highway from Polk County to Collier, and why is the state building toll roads that transportation officials never asked for?
Dozens of government officials, business owners, environmental groups and agriculture advocates sat around a set of tables Wednesday and ask those very kinds of questions at a Lakeland task force meeting designed to gather input on how to best avoid and minimize impacts.
A few of the task force members spoke in favor of the road, but most at the meeting seemed concerned, confused almost.
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