"The [C]orps approves more permits to destroy wetlands in Florida than any other state, and allows a higher percentage of destruction in Florida than nationally."
Since 1990, the Corps is charged with creating a new acre of wetlands every time they allow developers to detroy one. The Times staff found that since the policy took effect, Florida has lost a net total of 84,000 acres of Florida wetlands.
The series also details how developers pressure Congress members to speed up permits for wetland destruction. (St Petersburg Times -- HT: IRE)