A town forum is being held this week in Crystal River to talk about an extension of an emergency rule by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service regarding manatees. The USFWS is mandating an idle speed across all of King’s Bay in Citrus County, a decision opposed by businesses in the area. Chantal Lamberth reports.[audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/ManateeWRAP.mp3]
Florida Gov. Rick Scott said for the first time Monday that he supports having the state acquire thousands of acres to build a reservoir system south of Lake Okeechobee to help battle toxic algal blooms.