Gov. Ron DeSantis announced that the state will purchase 20,000 acres in Broward County from Kanter Real Estate. The state’s action follows tremendous public opposition to plans by Kanter to drill for oil on the land, which is part of the Everglades Protection Area. The area is vital to the region’s water, Everglades restoration and endangered species.
In response Diana Umpierre, Sierra Club Everglades Restoration Organizing Representative issued the following statement.
“This is welcome news. We are happy the state has taken steps to acquire the Kanter property within the Everglades Protection Area. This is an important purchase to protect the Everglades and the drinking water of millions of people.