Regulatory Agencies such as Department of Environmental Quality should be expanded to include technical assistance to help support compliance with regulations.
I support strengthening laws regarding non point pollution sources threatening natural bodies of water (creeks, streams, rivers, lakes, bays, ocean).
I support prohibition livestock in waterways.
Create a Wetland Patrol
under the authority of Department of Environmental Quality that would monitor the condition of all shorelines to develop a data of water quality, identify threats to water quality and provide assistance to mitigate those threats. In some cases where current practices are in violation of law or regulations, this patrol would have authority to initiate enforcement of penalties.
When all of us are required to protect water quality, it takes away the incentive of pollute to lower cost for farm products over those that would choose not pollute when polluting is allowed.
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