Every acre taken out of sugar production in the Everglades Agricultural Area is a step closer to an even playing field in Florida politics. Gov. Scott, when he was elected to office in 2010, had an extremely limited awareness of sugar's impact on the Everglades and its influence in the state legislature. Now that the communities on Florida's coastal estuaries are up-in-arms about the vast pollution and destruction of quality of life and real estate values, it is clear that the only way to more surface water storage and cleansing marshes is to purchase significant additional acreage and to take by eminent domain what the sugar billionaires refuse to sell. Gov. Scott: help Florida now.