Rubio: I Will Oppose Kendall Parkway Until Everglades Protection Is Guaranteed
U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio announced Tuesday on NBC 6 Miami his objections to the planned Kendall Parkway expressway in light of the upcoming project review. The senator released the following statement on the proposed roadway project:
“One of the reasons why I decided to run for re-election in 2016 was to continue the momentum of recent years on Everglades Restoration," he said.
"As a lifelong resident of Miami-Dade County, I know the residents of West Kendall need a solution to their traffic woes. But a solution to this problem cannot come at the expense of Everglades restoration. Therefore, I intend to ask all relevant federal agencies to oppose the proposed roadway project until it is aligned as far east as feasible and includes provisions that will guarantee an effective and enduring ‘West Kendall Everglades Buffer’ that prevents rather than encourages additional development in the project area.”