Monday, October 29, 2007

Department of Environmental Quality

This is the Department that only duplicates what the EPA already does. It is a $371 million budget that can only be balanced IF we increase fees by $16 million plus. Who pays the new fees? Just about anybody who is in manufacturing in this state. New fees for air emissions permits, land and water use permits, solid waste permits, groundwater discharge permits, pollution prevention fees, on site waste water management, mineral wells regulation fees...but hey! we love manufacturing, and we will do "whatever it takes" to bring in more manufacturers.

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