Environment: Saving the Everglades

"An outstanding victory for conservation," said President Nixon last week as his Administration won a six-month fight to save Florida's Everglades National Park. The threat to the unique aquatic park was a huge proposed jetport that promised to pollute the park's water and destroy its ecological balance. Also at stake was the credibility of the Nixon Administration's future policies on conservation.

Now, under federal pressure, the Dade County (Miami) Port Authority has agreed that for three years local authorities may use a single runway already constructed for airline flight training, but only under strict...

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