Big Sugar Is Bitter Over The Everglades

A Florida initiative targets the industry for a new cleanup fee

Environmentalists and sugar growers are waging a fierce battle in Florida over a proposal to levy a penny-a-pound fee on raw sugar to help fund the cleanup of the Everglades. Voters will decide on Nov. 5 whether to amend the state constitution to impose this controversial fee for 25 years, which could raise up to $1 billion in cleanup funds.

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