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Strong Rules are needed for the Mississippi River Critical Area, a protected corridor from Dayton to Hastings
Please take a moment to sign FMR's petition for strong rules for the Mississippi River Critical Area.
We will send it to the DNR Commissioner in early December, so please sign the petition by December 2nd.
Click on the "more" button below to sign the petition.
Additional Background: The draft Critical Area rules are nearly complete. FMR has been participating as a member of the stakeholder advisory group that began in late March and will complete its work the first week of December.
We have been pleased with some aspects of the rules, and disappointed with others. Overall, we believe too many of the proposed rules weaken protections compared to the original Executive Orderís guidelines establishing the Critical Area in the mid-1970s. This is not in keeping with the legislationís directive, which clearly identified resources that must be protected or enhanced (ß116G.15) FMR strongly believes that the DNR's role is to write rules that provide the protection required by the law.
This petition is an effort to demonstrate that hundreds of citizens share our goal. Please take a moment to add your voice to our growing chorus of support for strong rules for the river!
You can learn more at FMR'S website: http://www.fmr.org or at the DNR's website: http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/waters/watermgmt_section/critical_area/rulemaking.html
SIGN THE PETITION BY CLICKING THE "MORE" BUTTON
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