In the previous post we suggested that State lawmakers need to be the “responsible adults” in the room and make a decision on manure handling regulations that will finally protect the groundwater in susceptible karst areas. It’s not like they haven’t tried. The 2009-10 Proposed Senate Bill 632 provided a framework to limit non-point source water pollution.
The following backgrounder on that bill and what happened in the legislature was recently submitted and provides a good history lesson from the not-so-distant past. With the results of current water testing in the county, it is evident that this bill needs to be brought up again and again until the legislature stops playing politics with the health of their constituents.