COMMENTS: Protecting Water Quality From Forest Road Discharges


Western Governors sent comments on Feb. 12, 2016, in response to the Environmental Protection Agency's request for Information on Existing Programs That Protect Water Quality From Forest Road Discharges. The comments highlighted states' federally-recognized authority to manage and allocate water within their boundaries. The outreach explained, "Clean water is essential to strong economies and quality of life. In most of the West, water is a scarce resource that must be managed with sensitivity to social, environmental and economic values. States are in the best position to manage the water within their borders because of their unique understanding of the values." Read, download the Comments


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