The Everglades: River of Grass - Chapter XVII Summary & Analysis

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Chapter XVII Summary and Analysis

The Everglades is fighting for its life. More attention was paid to the problems in the 1990s as water in the area was threatened. This affected the economy of the area so there was more interest in conservation and ecology.

The Clinton administration named Everglades restoration one of its top priorities, weighting environmental enhancement equally with water supply and flood control. The result was the Water Resources Development Act of 1996. The Army Corps of Engineers was to have a plan prepared by July 1999.

The author, Marjory Stoneman Douglas, led many environmental fights to protect the Everglades. There were more studies on the ecology of the Everglades and how to restore the damaged ecosystems. The 1994 Everglades Forever Act provided for a series of fifty restoration projects including the protection of the everglades from phosphorous. Environmentalists felt the sugar industry should...

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