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Florida Constitution Revision Commission

PUB 700772: Expansion of Everglades National Park by Loyal Millett

ARTICLE II: GENERAL PROVISIONS, Section 7. Natural resources and scenic beauty.

SECTION 7.

Natural resources and scenic beauty; the Everglades.

  1. It shall be the policy of the state to conserve and protect its natural resources and scenic beauty. Adequate provision shall be made by law for the abatement of air and water pollution and of excessive and unnecessary noise and for the conservation and protection of natural resources.
  2. Those in the Everglades Agricultural Area who cause water pollution within the Everglades Protection Area or the Everglades Agricultural Area shall be primarily responsible for paying the costs of the abatement of that pollution. For the purposes of this subsection, the terms "Everglades Protection Area" and "Everglades Agricultural Area" shall have the meanings as defined in statutes in effect on January 1, 1996.
  3. We, the People of the State of Florida, do hereby petition the Congress and the President of the United States to expand the Everglades National Park by incorporating the adjacent Big Cypress National Preserve. It shall be the duty of the Florida Governor, the Florida Legislature, and Florida's congressional members to regularly petition and promote expanding the Everglades National Park, and ensuring the Everglades is adequately provided with the necessary funds and means to preserve and protect its fragile natural and wildlife beauty for future generations.