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Bill could make wetlands easier to destroy

Craig Pittman and Matthew Waite of the St. Petersburg Times used a social network analysis program analysis and documents to show that "a developers' lobbyist helped write a state bill that would make it easier to get a permit to destroy wetlands of 10 acres or smaller. When it passed, the builders persuaded 15 members of Congress to send Gov. Jeb Bush a letter urging him to sign it. He did." The measure's sponsor was warned by Bush that the legislation could hurt her legislative career.

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