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Sugar wars moves to airwaves with Everglades Trust ad

In the latest salvo in the sugar wars between U.S. Sugar and Florida Crystals over the troubled Everglades deal, the Everglades Trust is airing this 60-second radio spot in Tampa/St. Petersburg, Orlando and Daytona media markets.

"The proposal to buy 100 square miles of property from US Sugar is the best, cheapest way to save the storied River of Grass,'' writes Thom Rumberger of the Everglades Trust in a statement. "But a faction of disgruntled sugar growers and their friends are trying hard to stop it...The 60-second spots remind voters in key legislative districts that the same polluters who nearly destroyed the Everglades are now threatening to ruin our best chance to save them."