Doesn’t MCE’s lawsuit stop DNR’s progress so far on protecting our lakes?
- MCE has been working on water quality standards in Missouri for the last 20 years, and DNR keeps putting forward the same, inadequate nutrient pollution standards.
- “Progress” does not equal regurgitating the same almost-10-year-old rejected standards.
- The existing standards will not keep our lakes healthy nor will they prevent our lakes from becoming damaged or “impaired” beyond repair by nutrient pollution.
- These standards will just register damage and impairment after the fact, not prevent pollution from devastating our lakes in the first place.
- DNR’s incremental progress on lake nutrient criteria set a dangerous precedent for streams and rivers, which currently have no standards whatsoever.