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Florida teens battle city over plan to loosen wetland protections

Dozens of teenage environmental activists in Florida are battling a city commission over its plan to loosen protections for ecologically fragile wetlands and hasten the pace of development.

The group has banded together in person and on social media to oppose the proposal by politicians in Manatee county. They say the proposal places greed for construction dollars above the need to protect native flora and fauna for future generations.

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