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Advocacy Leads to M-CORES Toll Road Victory

July 1, 2021
On June 28, Gov. Ron DeSantis signed SB 100, which is a partial repeal of the Multi-use Corridors of Regional Economic Significance (M-CORES) toll road bill that passed in 2019. 
SCCF and the No Roads To Ruin Coalition have been working diligently to oppose these unnecessary and cost-prohibitive toll roads that would have spanned the length of Florida and impacted thousands of acres of environmentally sensitive uplands and wetlands. 
While this bill will retrofit existing roadways and potentially still threatens environmentally valuable lands and rural communities along U.S. 19 in North Central Florida, the Southwest-Central Florida Corridor has been eliminated. This is a victory for South Florida’s wetlands, water quality, and for the Florida panther, which was uniquely threatened by M-CORES.
SCCF thanks all of our members who voiced their opposition to this project. Your involvement was critical in this positive outcome!
For more legislative updates, check our SCCF Legislative Tracker.


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