Mich. May Eliminate State Wetlands Program

Law360, New York (February 4, 2009, 12:00 AM EST) -- Michigan, one of two states with a state-run wetlands protection program, is considering turning over wetlands regulation to federal authorities as a cost-saving measure, Gov. Jennifer Granholm has announced.

The governor announced the proposal in her State of the State address on Tuesday, one of a long list of measures she put forth as ways to close Michigan's $1.6 billion budget deficit.

“I will recommend returning enforcement of wetlands protections to the federal government where more staff exists to effectively safeguard our natural resources,” Granholm said....
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