Today and tomorrow, the Environment Law Institute is hosting an “ILF Workshop”, furthering BWSR’s agenda to establish this unnecessary program in Minnesota. Only a couple of hours into the program, there are some interesting facts we feel...Read more
BWSR’s March 15th Report to the Minnesota Legislature
If you’ve been tracking our earlier blog posts about BWSR’s insistence on implementing an In-Lieu Fee (ILF) program you are aware that BWSR hosted two “stakeholder” meetings in February meant to provide an opportunity for “stakeholders” to...Read more
In-Lieu Fee: Lots of Questions, Few Answers
February’s second “Stakeholder Meeting” concerning upcoming Wetland Conservation Act rule changes took place yesterday at Cabela’s in Rogers. A long overdue new dynamic entered into the discussions with the addition of at least 5 (uninvited) owners of...Read more
Wetland Bank Stakeholders: Is an In-Lieu Fee Program Needed in Minnesota?
I attended Wednesday’s Wetland Conservation Act Policy Development Stakeholder Meeting hosted by BWSR. The purpose for the meeting was to begin discussions with “stakeholders” concerning proposed rule changes to reconcile WCA rules with statute changes from 2011,...Read more
EPA and Corps Finalize Federal Rule on Waters of the U.S.
On Wednesday May 27, 2015 the EPA and Corps of Engineers finalized their proposed rule defining “Waters of the U.S.” Because the Corps of Engineers only regulates discharge of dredge or fill material into “Waters of the...Read more