Dear State Representatives Jordan and Soucek,
Please take a stand against the provision in House Bill 44 that would allow bulldozing up to the edges of rivers, streams, lakes, and estuaries. The current requirement of a 50-foot vegetative buffer is crucial to maintaining the quality of our water supplies and the clean water required for a healthy ecosystem.
Conservation of public resources is not a partisan issue. I am confident that both of you care about maintaining our clean water.
The current budget negotiations provide an opportunity to do the right thing and protect our precious water resources. Please act accordingly.