Prosecutor's Office says smaller caseload on water quality issues stems from constraints on budget.
Jim Lynch / The
1998, the environmental prosecutor -- or Water Quality Unit -- was a rarity in
The office was designed to work with state and county agencies to monitor activities that threaten the area's waterways and wetlands.
Former Prosecutor Carl Marlinga lobbied county commissioners to establish the post, but he now says it has devolved into something less than he planned.
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