Buffer strips ahead of deadline; Mark Dayton opposes big changes to law
March 20, 2017
ST. PAUL -- Landowners are making good progress toward complying with Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton’s signature water-quality law, leaving the governor firmly opposed to any legislative attempts to delay or revoke the new standards.
“To delay or weaken it is not acceptable and not negotiable,” Dayton said Thursday, March 16, at a news conference celebrating landowners’ growing compliance with a law requiring vegetative buffers be installed between public waters and private lands by November. “I want to thank the many, many farmers who have participated in this endeavor.”