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Resource ID: #23016
Subject: Environment
Source: Times (St. Petersburg, Fla.)
Date: 12/17/2006; 12/18/2006



By convincing lawmakers that it is the answer to saving the nation's weltands, the mitigation bankers of Florida have taken tens of millions of taxpayers dollars. The wetland the Florida banks were claiming to save were actually dry, and they sold credits to developers who were wiping out wetlands up to 80 miles away.

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