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Resource ID: #22127
Subject: Environment
Source: Times (St. Petersburg, Fla.)
Date: April 7, May 22-23, July 31, Nov. 6, Dec. 26



The authors used satellite imagery to determine how many acres of Florida's wetlands had disappeared since 1990, when President George H.W. Bush promised to ensure no net loss of wetlands. The Army Corps of Engineers is responsible for maintaining the wetlands, but the organization's record-keeping is so incomplete that they have no accurate record of how many acres of wetlands were saved and how many were destroyed. The reporters found that government records regarding the creation of new wetlands were full of "creative accounting and questionable science."

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