State Water Commission Questioned

1 decade 1 year 10 months ago Friday, January 12 2007 Jan 12, 2007 Friday, January 12, 2007 5:13:48 PM CST January 12, 2007 in News
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JEFFERSON CITY, (AP) - The Department of Natural Resources is calling for a change in law to clarify the makeup of the state's Clean Water Commission. The issue came to light in late December, when the state Sierra Club began questioning the legality of the commission's decisions. A 2002 law expanded the commission from six to seven members but did NOT change existing language that no more than three members shall belong to the same political party. The commission currently has four Republicans, two Democrats and one vacancy. Attorney General Jay Nixon, a Democrat, also has expressed concerns that Governor Blunt's appointees to the board violate the law, saying the seventh member should be politically independent.

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