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Re: E-M:/ MI federal wetland permits back to feds?



Can someone more familiar with the state and federal regulations of wetlands explain whether this will result in certain state wetlands being left unregulated? I can't imagine that every state regulated wetland is going to be subject to federal jurisdiction and review. If this will result in some wetlands resources no longer being protected through a lack of state review, those local governments that currently protect wetlands through wetland ordinances should be given the clear authority to regulate those resources so that are not left unprotected.

Andrew Mutch
Novi


From: Dave Dempsey <davedem@hotmail.com>
To: enviro-mich@great-lakes.net
Sent: Tuesday, February 3, 2009 8:04:00 AM
Subject: E-M:/ MI federal wetland permits back to feds?

Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm wants to scrap state protection of wetlands as part of her budget-cutting plan.
In tonight's State of the State address, she'll announce a plan to return wetland permit decisions to the federal Environmental Protection Agency.

http://www.detnews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20090203/POLITICS/902030336





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