And you thought he was a good guy! So just what is it he is doing to Education? You think Jeb Bush is not a Progressive just because he has an R after his name?
THIS IS THE AGENDA 21 LEGACY JEB BUSH GAVE TO FLORIDA!
About 1.2 million acres of land acquired for preservation.
_Invested $2 billion of a committed $3.3 billion to be spent through 2010 on Everglades restoration.
_Acquired more than 210,000 acres of land for Everglades restoration, including some 36,000 acres of man-made wetlands that clean water through natural marsh filters.
_More than a million acres of farm land and natural areas converted to housing developments. (Fernandez Family and DERM!)
_Development continues to encroach on the edge of the Everglades. Environmentalists say the region needs a buffer zone to maintain restoration efforts.
_Passage of the 1999 Florida Forever Act to expedite land acquisition for conservation and preservation purposes.
_Congress becomes 50-50 partner with the state on its $10.5 billion Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan, or CERP, in 2000.
_A 2003 amendment to the state’s 1994 Everglades Forever Act that, among other things, extended by up to 10 years to 2016 some pollution cleanup requirements for the Everglades.
_A $1.8 billion initiative called Acceler8 intended to quicken Everglades restoration adopted in 2004.
_Last year, the Legislature approves the largest budget for environmental preservation in Florida history – more than $1 billion.
_Passage of 2006 bill to purchase and protect Babcock Ranch, 74,000 acres of largely undeveloped land in southwest Florida. It was the largest-ever state purchase of land for environmental preservation.