Posts By: Trevor Russell, Friends of the Mississippi River

Surprise buffer law rollbacks a major disappointment

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Originally published by Friends of The Mississippi River Bowing to pressure from agribusiness groups and Republican lawmakers, Gov. Mark Dayton made statewide news with a surprise announcement in late-January: a major portion of the 2015 buffer bill is being rolled back. As a result, hundreds of miles of private ditches will be exempt from buffer requirements and will continue to carry polluted farm runoff into… Read more »