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Sugar manufacturer warns enviros could “derail” Everglades protection

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Florida Crystals Corp. warned today that the environmental alliance calling for the state to use Amendment 1 funds to purchase U.S. Sugar lands located south of Lake Okeechobee could “derail” long-term Everglades conservation plans. In a statement released Friday, Florida Crystals Vice President Gaston Cantens criticized an earlier announcement by the Everglades Trust urging lawmakers once again to support the sugar land purchase with money from the water and land conservation measure approved by voters in November. “The state cannot…

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