MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Governor Rick Snyder yesterday signed into law legislation designed to ensure Michigan continues to manage its own wetlands.
The legislation makes changes to the state’s wetlands program in an effort to keep control of the wetlands under Michigan authority rather than having the federal government take over the job.
The bill was introduced following a federal audit that found some aspects of state law did not meet federal requirements.
Snyder said in a statement “We committed early in this administration to keep the state wetlands program. That requires us to make changes to address the federal audit, and ensure we provide clarity and workable, protective solutions for all kinds of Michiganders who interact with wetlands — be they farmers, utilities, local road managers or homeowners.”
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