Natural Resources Update
By Linda Hanson
Legislative action dominates our concerns for treatment of our natural resources.
In the Budget Bill, HB 1001:
a) $780,000/year boost to IDEM drinking water staff failed, so there was no boost in the budget for safe drinking water at a time when HB 1266 also passed….
b) $10 million/year for the Benjamin Harrison Trust to save endangered natural areas was reduced to less than $1million/year in the appropriations.