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Eco-protest begins

Adam Schwartz, left, and Bill Newton hold a banner for Florida Consumer Action Network in a demonstration that began Saturday in front of an area being developed by Miami-based Lennar Homes. Environmental groups, including Tampa Audubon and Sierra Club chapters, are protesting the impact development will have on the Cypress Creek ecosystem. Hillsborough County wants to buy some of the land to preserve it but says Lennar is asking too much.

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