The Free Press, Mankato, MN


July 2, 2013

Find ways to protect wetland credit program

Why it matters: A wetlands credit program that has served the state well could be threatened and should be protected through compromise.


That’s because the court ruling doesn’t bar local and state government from setting even stricter development rules that would simply bar landowners from doing most development on their property if it would impact a wetland. That scenario would be bad for just about everyone. It would limit what landowners and developers could do with property, it could slow economic development and it would not add to the higher quality restored wetlands complexes.

That’s why looking for solutions now that can preserve the essence of the wetland restoration program is so important.



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