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Rick Scott calls on President Obama to ‘live up to commitment’ on Everglades funding

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President Barack Obama visits the Florida Everglades on Wednesday to mark Earth Day 2015 and raise awareness of the state’s increasing risk from climate change. In response, Gov. Rick Scott issued a statement calling on Obama and the federal government to “live up to his commitment” to the region by ending a $58 million backlog in funding for the Everglades National Park. With his first visit as president to the area, Obama expects to highlight Florida’s status as one of regions in the…

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