Environmentalists Elated by Crist's Everglades Conservation Deal

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Environmentalists say it's a deal so big it wasn't even on their agenda. But Florida's Governor Charlie Crist has agreed to spend $1.7 billion to buy out the US Sugar Corporation, which pollutes the rivers that feed the Everglades. Environmentalists call today's announcement "monumental." It won't happen without some tradeoffs. John Kennedy covers politics and state government for the Orlando Sentinel.

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Guest:
John Kennedy - Tallahassee Bureau Chief, Orlando Sentinel

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Katie Cooper, Frances Anderton