Water Debate Overflows Meeting
"It's disingenuous of the governor to say that vagueness exists," said Midkiff. "He simply cannot choose which laws to obey and which to ignore. The law is crystal clear."
So, Midkiff said actions by the water commission should not be legal, but Kurt Schaefer of the Department of Natural Resources disagrees.
"I think that these types of contrived political distractions are silly and simply detract from the real issue of regulating water quality in the state of Missouri, and I would hope that those who really care about the water quality in the state of Missouri would see that there is a better use of everyone's time and resources than quibbling over such things as a mistake in a poorly-written piece of legislation," said Schaefer.
Everyone seems to agree on one thing: members of the Clean Water Commission are not to blame for the current configuration.